ERIC Number: ED473523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
National Conference on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in the Middle Grades: Linking Research and Practice. Proceedings (Washington, DC, July 24-25, 2000).
National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
This paper describes the organizing and purpose of a conference on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the middle grades that focused on higher achievement for all adolescents, especially those who are poor. The paper also contains a synthesis of the conference presentations and recommendations for policy and practice. Approximately 200 researchers and educators participated in the conference. A summary of conference strands describes keynote addresses and other papers related to the state of middle grades achievement, the state of literacy, the state of mathematics, and the state of professional development. Themes and recommendations are summarized for literacy, mathematics, and professional development. The document also contains papers commissions for the conference: (1) "Where Are We Now? Taking Stock of Middle Grades Education" (Kati Haycock and Nancy Ames); (2) "Grappling with the Big Issues in Middle Grades Literacy Education" (Donna E. Alvermann); (3) "Mathematics in the Middle Grades: Linking Research and Practice" (Judith Sower); and (4) "Teachers' Professional Development for Vital Middle Schools: What Do We Know and Where Should We Go?" (Karen Seashore Louis). An appendix provides presenter biographies. Each paper contains references. (Contains 1 table and 41 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.