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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Lee, Eric Monsu; Smith, Thomas J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how equity-oriented pedagogy infused with Making activities promoted five non-dominant middle school youths' attitudes toward science in an after-school program in the Midwestern United States. The researchers conducted pre- and post-interviews with five students from non-dominant…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, After School Programs
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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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Tallman, Tamara O. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
Collaboration is a powerful tool for professional development that creates opportunities for teachers to reflect on their practice. However, school districts continue to have difficulty both implementing and sustaining collaboration. The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences the teachers in a creative, instructional…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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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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Simpson, Amber; Che, S. Megan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
Utilizing a descriptive phenomenological design, this study examines the lived experiences of seven middle grade students, four females and three males, enrolled in a single-sex mathematics classroom within a coeducational school setting. The intent of the study is to understand, from students themselves, about the experience of single-sex…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Single Sex Classes
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Main, Katherine; Pendergast, Donna – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The authors outline the potent relationship between continuing professional development (CPD), teacher efficacy, and student learning outcomes in the context of a major reform of middle years teacher work in Queensland, Australia. The authors explore core features of effective teacher CPD, including content focus, active learning, coherence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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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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Nocera, Edmund J.; Whitbread, Kathleen M.; Nocera, Gene P. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Research shows that school-wide positive behavior supports (SWPBS) can be an effective alternative to traditional reactive, punitive approaches to problem behavior. However, few studies examine the use of the approach as part of a comprehensive school improvement process involving academic as well as behavioral goals, particularly with regard to…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Middle Schools
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Middleton, James A.; Leavy, Aisling; Leader, Lars – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
This study investigated the relationship among critical motivational variables and mathematics achievement as middle grades students engaged in a reform-oriented curriculum, "Mathematics in Context." We tested 327 students in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade before and after two years of implementation. We performed a path analysis with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Path Analysis
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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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Niska, John M. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
Middle level advisors are faculty members whose role is to develop meaningful relationships and to facilitate conversations with a group of 10 to 12 students on a regular basis regarding the students' academic, personal, and social concerns. This study examines the impact of professional development on middle level advisors' knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Facilitators (Individuals)
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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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Rothman, Terri; Henderson, Mary – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2011
This study used a pre-post, nonequivalent control group design to examine the impact of an in-district, after-school tutoring program on eighth grade students' standardized test scores in language arts and mathematics. Students who had scored in the near-passing range on either the language arts or mathematics aspect of a standardized test at the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Language Arts, Standardized Tests, Program Effectiveness
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