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Ilter, IIhan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
This study compares the effectiveness of context clue strategy instruction to wide reading practices in terms of their impact on the vocabulary knowledge of students who read at frustration level. The participants were 44 sixth-grade students from a middle grades school. Students were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Vocabulary Development, Cues, Pretests Posttests
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Jordan, Robert; DiCicco, Mike; Sabella, Laura – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
To meet the demand for certified math and science teachers, alternative certification programs attempt to provide fast-track training and licensure of STEM-area educators (Goldhaber, Kreig, Theobald, & Brown, 2014). Teachers prepared in programs with a middle level specialization have been shown to participate in effective practices such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Adolescents, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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Bailey, Gahan; Giles, Rebecca M.; Rogers, Sylvia E. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
Entering middle school can cause apprehension for young adolescents who face many cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes. A quantitative, descriptive study was designed to identify and explain the concerns of rising sixth graders (n = 225) regarding their transition to the middle grades. Survey data were analyzed with regard to gender,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents, Middle Schools
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Smart, Julie B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examined the relationship between middle level science students' perceptions of teacher-student interactions and students' science motivation, particulary their efficacy, value, and goal orientation for learning science. In this sequential explanatory design, quantitative and qualitative data were collected in two phases,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Ockerman, Melissa S.; Kramer, Constance; Bruno, Michelle – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Bullying and cyberbullying continue to be major problems in today's schools and topics of heightened public concern. This pilot study aimed to increase the knowledge base concerning bullying and cyberbullying, to explore the relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying, and to solicit information on the prevalence rates of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Prevention, Intervention, Bullying
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Middleton, James A.; Leavy, Aisling; Leader, Lars – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
This study investigated the relationship among critical motivational variables and mathematics achievement as middle grades students engaged in a reform-oriented curriculum, "Mathematics in Context." We tested 327 students in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade before and after two years of implementation. We performed a path analysis with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Path Analysis
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Schuh, Kathy L.; Kuo, Yi-Lung; Knupp, Tawnya L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop the Student Knowledge Linking Instrument (SKLI), an inventory for middle grades students that seeks to understand student knowledge construction processes. This study included 461 fifth and sixth grade students and follows from a series of qualitative studies that were used as a foundation for development…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Processes, Prior Learning, Measures (Individuals)
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Cisco, Brooke Kandel; Padron, Yolanda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
Recent data indicate that many adolescent English language learners (ELLs) comprehend English texts at only a limited literal level. The purpose of this research synthesis was to systematically identify and describe the research related to the English reading comprehension of middle grades ELLs while also making practical connections to…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
The goal of this study was to examine perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices of a group of middle level Language Arts teachers concerning sexuality-related issues. Through interviews with 15 teachers, the study found that sexuality was in one sense pervasive, as it came up frequently in the teachers' practice. Yet at the same time the…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Sexuality
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Liang, Lauren Aimonette – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
Teaching narrative text selections is an important part of the middle grades English curriculum. As middle grades educators search for ways to best support their students' reading, it is important to consider carefully the effects of various approaches to teaching literature. This study focused on the two most popular approaches to teaching…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Reader Response, Literary Genres, Grade 6
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Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.; Carter, Tamara; Harbaugh, Adam – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2010
Understanding the nexus of theorized Teaching Quality Measures (TQMs) and classroom enactments of learning goals is important. Video and student performance data for a two-year period were examined for two sixth grade mathematics teachers. Due to their importance in contributing to the development of mathematical conceptual understanding, the TQMs…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Classrooms, Grade 6
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Cook, Christopher M.; Faulkner, Shawn A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2010
Interdisciplinary teams with common planning time have been a hallmark of the middle school organizational structure since the 1960s, yet research on the effective use of common planning time is limited. This study explores how interdisciplinary teams at schools designated Kentucky Schools to Watch use common planning time, including the factors…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Academic Achievement
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Reed, Deborah K. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
This paper synthesized studies of professional development for middle school content area teachers and the teachers' subsequent implementation of literacy strategies. Four studies were identified as having a majority of participants teaching English/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies in grades 6 through 8. Articles meeting the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Middle School Teachers, Literacy, Teacher Characteristics
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Styron, Ronald A., Jr.; Nyman, Terri R. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
This research project examined student performance in middle schools with a grade configuration of six through eight. Schools were categorized into two groups: high-performing middle schools--middle schools making adequate yearly progress for two consecutive school years, and low-performing middle schools--middle schools not making adequate yearly…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators
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Rath, Jessica Miller; Gielen, Andrea C.; Haynie, Denise L.; Solomon, Barry S.; Cheng, Tina L.; Simons-Morton, Bruce G. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2008
Adolescent academic achievement is closely linked to numerous health outcomes. Studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between parental academic monitoring and adolescent academic achievement. Less is known about factors associated with parental academic monitoring, and research is particularly lacking with low-income, African American…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Parent School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Adolescents
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