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D'Amico, Leigh Kale; Miller, Kassie Mae; Dickenson, Tammiee; Prince, Glenn; Rea, Mary – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) closed three middle schools and transitioned eight elementary schools to PK-8 schools in 2011. The Office of Program Evaluation (OPE) at the University of South Carolina collaborated with CMS on a three-year evaluation of the transition. The evaluation focused on the perceptions and impacts of the PK-8 structure…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Transitional Programs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 2013
In the 2011-2012 academic year, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools transformed eight elementary schools into PK-8 schools. The Office of Program Evaluation (OPE) at the University of South Carolina conducted a multi-year evaluation to understand the PK-8 transition process. OPE research staff collected information from district leaders, principals,…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Attendance, Student Experience, Models
D'Amico, Leigh Kale; Miller, Kassie Mae; Dixon, Julia – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 2013
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has joined a number of school districts across the country implementing the K-8 model of education. In the 2011-2012 academic year, eight CMS elementary schools integrated middle grades to become PK-8 schools. These schools are part of an evaluation to identify effective practices in the transition process,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Organizational Change, Best Practices, Models
D'Amico, Leigh Kale; Dickenson, Tammiee; Miller, Kassie Mae; Tison, Jennifer – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 2012
In 2011-2012, eight schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) adopted a PK-8 structure. The Office of Program Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina is collaborating with the CMS Center for Research and Evaluation to better understand the PK-8 transition process as well as academic and behavioral…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes