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Ilter, Ilhan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
This study investigated the mediation role of school absenteeism in the relationships between different types of amotivation and academic performance. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to assess the hypotheses of study. Participants were 311 eighth-grade middle school students who were absent from school for at least three days during…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Attendance, Grade 8, Middle School Students
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Kaynak, Ümre; Kaynak, Semih; Sevgili Koçak, Seda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
While it is well established that positive peer relationships lead to positive outcomes, little is known about the mediating role of school motivation on the association between perceived peer support and school achievement among middle grades students. Even less is known about the effect of gender on this mediation. The current study examined…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation
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MacDonnell, Marisa; McClain, Kellie; Ganguli, Aishwarya; Elias, Maurice J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Informed by the Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) approach to school turnaround, the present study examined the relationship between students' recollection and reflection of their experience in a SECD program and academic achievement and explored the mediating effect of student-teacher relationships. Based on an intervention in an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Emotional Learning, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ammar, Alia A.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Provinzano, Kathleen; Delaney, Brian – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Inequitable learning opportunities are a leading contributor to the persistent literacy achievement gaps evident between historically marginalized students and their more affluent peers. This study investigated the impact of a community school reform effort in an urban middle school. The community school initiative focused on meeting the complex…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Middle School Students, Urban Schools
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Mertens, Steven B.; Falbe, Kristina N. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
Currently, there is a paucity of research concerning the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform's Schools to Watch national school improvement program. Of the handful of existing studies, very few have examined or addressed student learning or achievement. In this this study we systematically collected and analyzed data from the 34…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Daniels, Erika – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
Research in education and psychology contributes to an understanding of how educators create contexts for learning that encourage intrinsic motivation and increase academic achievement. In this article, the researcher investigated how middle level teachers define effectiveness and identified what factors influence their motivation, both positively…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Curriculum Development
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Flowers, Nancy; Begum, Shahana; Carpenter, Dawn M. H.; Mulhall, Peter F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
This article presents the results of a study examining the highest implementers of the Schools to Watch (STW): School Transformation Network Project, and the impact the project had on their teaching/learning practices and outcomes. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program and was…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, School Turnaround, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Smith, Megan L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Younger adolescents demonstrate a greater vulnerability to negative life events than do older adolescents and adults. The authors examined whether this heightened vulnerability includes a greater likelihood for participating in problem behaviors associated with poor academic outcomes and receiving lower grades. The study was conducted using data…
Descriptors: Experience, Behavior Problems, Middle School Students, Adolescent Development
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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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Babo, Gerard; Tienken, Christopher H.; Gencarelli, Maria A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
A review of the literature pertaining to the effect and influence of commercially-prepared interim assessments in mathematics and language arts literacy reveals a lack of quantitative data to determine the value of these products for school reform. This study examined the ability of commercially-prepared interim pretest and posttest assessments in…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Mathematics Tests, Language Tests
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Schaefer, Mary Beth – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
In a program called "College Immersion," middle grades students spend up to one week on a local college campus, attending specially designed college classes and experiencing collegiate activities. This research study reports on findings related to two different college-middle school partnerships involved in a College Immersion program.…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, Student Experience, Campuses
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Mann, Michael J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
Middle school girls who are at risk have experienced a disproportionate number of intense and disruptive traumatic life events. Such events can adversely affect healthy development and often contribute to higher levels of school failure and problem behavior. Few programs focus on helping at-risk middle school girls achieve school success through…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Failure, Behavior Problems, Middle School Students
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Storz, Mark G.; Hoffman, Amy R. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
The impact of a one-to-one computing initiative at a Midwestern urban middle school was examined through phenomenological research techniques focusing on the voices of eighth grade students and their teachers. Analysis of transcripts from pre and post-implementation interviews of 47 students and eight teachers yielded patterns of responses to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Student Behavior, Phenomenology
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Huss, John A.; Eastep, Shannon – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
This descriptive study sought to determine the attitudes of middle school teachers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio toward the current implementation of key components of the middle school concept within their schools. Researchers were asked to assess the relationship of state accountability programs to the implementation levels of such components.…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Reliability
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Weinberg, Andrea E.; Basile, Carole G.; Albright, Leonard – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
A mixed methods design was used to evaluate the effects of four experiential learning programs on the interest and motivation of middle school students toward mathematics and science. The Expectancy-Value model provided a theoretical framework for the exploration of 336 middle school student participants. Initially, participants were generally…
Descriptors: Evidence, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Motivation
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