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ERIC Number: ED536244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 119
Middle Grades Reform. Literature Review
Blazer, Christie
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Researchers and policymakers have pointed to the lagging scores of eighth graders on international, national, and state assessments as evidence that students are not prepared to meet high academic standards and that middle grades reform is needed. In response to these concerns, educators have introduced reforms designed to provide middle-level students with academically challenging instruction and developmentally responsive programs. This literature review summarizes the components of effective middle grades reform efforts. Research conducted on the impact of middle grades reform on student academic and behavioral outcomes and on the issue of grade configuration is also reviewed.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services