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ERIC Number: EJ869005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Findings from the First & Only National Data Base on Elemiddle & Middle Schools (Executive Summary)
Hough, David L.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v4 n3 p81-96 2009
The study presented here is the first large scale effort on a national level to examine the relationship between K-8 Elemiddle Schools and 6-8 Middle Schools. From a population of more than 2,000 middle grades schools in 49 public school districts across 26 states, a sample of 542 Elemiddle and 506 Middle Schools was drawn. Both regression and discriminant analysis techniques were used to examine relationships, describe student and school characteristics, and predict outcomes. While students attending K-8 Elemiddle Schools were more likely to be of minority status, live in poverty, and attend an inner city or urban school; they were also more likely to have higher rates of attendance, fewer behavior referrals, and higher academic achievement than their 6-8 Middle School counterparts. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A