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ERIC Number: EJ1154867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2379-4690
The Need for Large-Scale, Longitudinal Empirical Studies in Middle Level Education Research
Mertens, Steven B.; Caskey, Micki M.; Flowers, Nancy
Middle Grades Review, v2 n2 Article 2 Oct 2016
This essay describes and discusses the ongoing need for large-scale, longitudinal, empirical research studies focused on middle grades education. After a statement of the problem and concerns, the essay describes and critiques several prior middle grades efforts and research studies. Recommendations for future research efforts to inform policy decisions are provided, including roles for the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and other national organizations.
University of Vermont - Middle Grades Review. Waterman Hall, Burlington, VT 05405. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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