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Wilson, Robin; Sulak, Tracey; Bagby, Janet – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
The current research investigated the impact of Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) on middle level students' executive function skills. AVID uses inquiry-based and student-centered instruction to close the opportunity gap in college attendance and degree attainment for underrepresented demographic groups. With AVID, teachers inspire…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Program Effectiveness, Middle School Students, Executive Function
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Bippert, Kelli – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
In an effort to provide intervention for struggling adolescent readers, schools are turning increasingly toward computer-assisted reading intervention programs. This case study analyzes the perceptions, and contradictions, that exist between students, teachers, and administrators of the intervention tools used at one urban middle school. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kearney, W. Sean; Garfield, Theresa – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
This study examined student readiness to learn and teacher effectiveness in order to determine their impact on middle grades mathematics achievement. Survey data were collected from 964 middle grades students and 93 mathematics teachers in Texas. This study is the first to use this particular collective efficacy short form with middle grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Readiness, Teacher Effectiveness
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Pennington, Sarah E. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
Early adolescence is a critical time for examining academic motivation, specifically motivation to read. To support self-determined motivation to read, students' needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness must be met within the classroom context. Because classroom instructional practices are a key component of adolescents' daily experiences…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Preadolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Early Adolescents
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Guerra, Fred R., Jr.; Brown, Michelle S. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This quantitative study examined the knowledge levels middle school teachers in South Texas have in relation to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study specifically compared teacher knowledge levels among three specific ADHD knowledge areas: (a) general knowledge of ADHD, (b) knowledge of symptoms/diagnosis of ADHD, and (c)…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teacher Competencies, Student Characteristics