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ERIC Number: EJ938953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 46
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Academic Achievement for Fifth-Grade Students in Elementary and Intermediate School Settings: Grade Span Configurations
Combs, Julie P.; Clark, David; Moore, George W.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Slate, John R.
Current Issues in Education, v14 n1 2011
Few researchers have addressed student achievement outcomes as a function of grade configurations for older elementary-aged students. Thus, this study was designed to determine differences between students' Grade 5 reading and mathematics achievement in elementary schools (K-5) as compared to intermediate schools (Grade 5, 5-6) for 5 academic years. Using archival statewide data, researchers used a rigorous five-step distance-based formula to match elementary schools to intermediate schools on four demographic/school characteristic variables. Students in K-5 settings attained statistically significantly higher levels of reading and mathematics achievement than did their counterparts, with moderate mean effect sizes of 0.37 and 0.47. (Contains 5 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A