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Jacqueline M. Swank – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2024
School-based outdoor learning is an experiential learning approach that involves the integration of the natural environment with the learning process. This study focused on investigating the effect of a school-based outdoor learning experience on mood among 83 sixth grade students. The researcher found a positive correlation between time spent…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning
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Mullen, Carol A.; Badger, Susan C. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2023
The authors examined middle level teachers' perceptions and experiences of leadership support during the sudden transition to emergency remote teaching (ERT) during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this qualitative case study, the research questions were: How did middle school teachers perceive their leaders' support for teaching online? What were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Leadership, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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Bauml, Michelle; Davis Smith, Victoria; Blevins, Brooke – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
While civic participation is a crucial component of healthy and sustainable democracies, young adolescents may perceive or experience barriers that limit their civic action. This study draws from focus groups and surveys during a week-long summer civics camp to explore ways in which 47 young adolescents entering Grades 6-9 described barriers they…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Bjorklund-Young, Alanna; Plasman, Jay Stratte – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
Over the past 30 years, numerous policies have focused on closing the achievement gap in the United States. Despite this emphasis on mastery and proficiency, students continue to perform below expectations. We use standardized math test performance to explore whether schools have been able to eliminate the achievement gap across middle-level…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Jones, Aaron B.; Richardson, Michael J.; Jensen, Bryant T.; Whiting, Erin F. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine any relationships between students' perceptions of the effects of school uniforms and student socioeconomic status. A survey was administered to 182 students in a charter school to gather perception information, and a separate survey was administered to parents to gather socioeconomic status information. An…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Uniforms, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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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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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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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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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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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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