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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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Schaefer, Mary Beth; Malu, Kathleen F.; Yoon, Bogum – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Over 50 years of articles related to the middle school movement in the United States were examined and analyzed in order to uncover the movement's primary themes associated with practice, research, and policy. Using a qualitative content approach, researchers created themes to represent the movement decade by decade. The years 1963-1979 were…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Wenglinsky, Harold – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2004
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 calls for improving test scores of minority students in third through eighth grades, making middle level schools a key venue for closing the racial gap in achievement. This study, by analyzing data on the 15,000 eighth graders who took the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests
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Roe, Mary F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2004
In this manuscript, the author explores the question, What does research suggest for middle level readers? To answer it, she conducts a synthesis of empirical studies published between 1990 and 2001 that appeared in journals linked to the author's professional membership (i.e., "Research in Middle Level Education" ("RMLE"), "Reading Research…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents