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Cipra, Alli; Hall, LaTreese – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
While bullying is a serious concern for students and educators alike, empirically tested interventions are needed. This study examined the impact of a bullying intervention curriculum at a public middle school in the Midwest. This intervention, CORE"Matters", was designed to reduce bullying behaviors, foster a greater sense of community…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Public Schools, Middle Schools
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Severino, Lori; Tecce DeCarlo, Mary Jean; Sondergeld, Toni; Izzetoglu, Meltem; Ammar, Alia – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2018
A student's reading skill is essential to learning. Assessing reading skills, specifically comprehension, is difficult. In the middle grades, students read to learn; and their teachers need a quick, easy assessment that provides immediate data on reading comprehension skill. This study explores the holistic validation approach of one eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Reading Instruction, Middle School Students
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Martinez, Tonnie; Zhao, Yuanyuan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2018
Young adolescents who experience stress may also exhibit negative behaviors at school. Students whose misbehavior causes an interruption to classroom learning may be sent to the office and, as a result, lose instructional time and learning. The goal of this quasi-experimental pilot study was to determine if mindfulness training would decrease the…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Grade 7, Grade 8
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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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Protacio, Maria Selena – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2017
This study investigates the reading engagement of four middle school English learners in their English or English as a Second Language classroom. Students with high levels of reading engagement are those who (a) are motivated to read, (b) use strategies when reading, (c) use reading as a way to construct meaning from texts, and (d) participate in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Reading Motivation
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Busey, Christopher L.; Russell, William B., III – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
This qualitative study examines the perceptions that Latino students have of middle school social studies. Twelve Latino/a middle school students provided written narratives recounting their experiences in social studies and participated in two semi-structured phenomenological interviews. Findings indicate that social studies teachers rely heavily…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students, Personal Narratives
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Downes, John M.; Bishop, Penny A. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The number of middle level schools adopting 1:1 laptop programs has increased considerably during the past decade (e.g., Lowther, Strahl, Inan, & Bates, 2007; Storz & Hoffman, 2013; Texas Center for Educational Research, 2009). The cornerstone practices of the middle school concept (National Middle School Association, 2010), therefore,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers
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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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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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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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DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gradwell, Jill M. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
In this year-long qualitative study we explore the case of two eighth grade U.S. History teachers who use simulations on a regular basis to teach heterogeneously-grouped students in a high-stakes testing environment. We describe the purposes the teachers espoused for implementing simulations and provide detailed portraits of three types of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Grade 8, Accountability, Simulation
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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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Lys, Diana B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions Latino eighth grade students have of school and schooling factors as they transition to high school and the factors that may influence their self-perceived likelihood of graduating from high school. Middle schools are poised to help Latino students prepare themselves for a smoother…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Middle School Students, Graduation, Acculturation
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Mason, E. C. M.; McMahon, H. George – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2009
Recent changes in the field of school counseling have called for professional school counselors to provide evidence of the effect their work has on the academic success of their students. This article presents the findings of a multi faceted action research intervention designed to help students at risk for retention. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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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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