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ERIC Number: EJ1048854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Sociodemographic Moderators of Middle School Transition Effects on Academic Achievement
Akos, Patrick; Rose, Roderick A.; Orthner, Dennis
Journal of Early Adolescence, v35 n2 p170-198 Feb 2015
The academic impact of the transition from elementary to middle school has significant consequences for many early adolescents. This study examines academic growth across the transition, as well as sociodemographic moderators. Rather than defining the transition effect as a decline in student achievement between fifth and sixth grade, these data demonstrate the transition effect as an interruption in students' growth in achievement during this interval. Results confirm larger interruptions for vulnerable students (e.g., low income, special education) despite closing the gap effect over the third- to eighth-grade interval.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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