ERIC Number: ED485363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
California's Middle Grade Students
Studier, Carol; Perry, Mary; Brazil, Noli; Pelavin, Adam
This EdSource report examines how middle grade students are performing against those new expectations based on state and national tests. It includes an indepth examination of progress on the important task of getting more students to take and master algebra in 8th grade. This report also addresses some of the issues most important to improving student achievement in the middle grades, including strategies for engaging this age group, debates on how best to handle transitions into and out of middle school, and the extra resources needed to help all students be more successful. Finally, the report looks at the qualifications of that special group of California educators committed to helping these young adolescents begin to find their way in life.
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Enrollment Trends, Student Diversity, State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: EdSource, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.