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Campbell, Yvonne C.; Filimon, Claudia – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2018
The number of English language learners (ELLs) mainstreamed into regular classrooms continues to increase. Curricular writing standards required by the Common Core State Standards require students to write essays analytically in response to text(s). Many English Language Arts (ELA) teachers may worry about effectively delivering essay writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Common Core State Standards
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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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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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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Stevens-Morgan, Ruby; Brown-Wright, Lynda – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2016
The middle level years continue to be of significant concern to educational stakeholders, policymakers, theorists, and researchers. Chief among this concern is the degree to which middle level students adapt to the middle level climate and eventually begin to feel attached to or a sense of belonging at their school. The research literature has…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Predictor Variables, Student School Relationship
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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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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot; Chen, Yan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of teacher guidance on the quality of collaborative argumentation in middle level classrooms. Each of six science classes was randomly assigned to either the intervention (teacher guidance) or control condition (minimal teacher guidance). The verbal collaborative argumentation that occurred…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Secondary School Science
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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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Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Sigfusdottir, Inga Dora; Smith, Megan L. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
Early adolescence represents a particularly vulnerable period of development during which young people are susceptible to establishing lifelong behavior patterns associated with poor life, health, and educational outcomes. Previous research demonstrates older adolescents and young adults often experience negative life events (NLEs) prior to…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students
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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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Coffey, Anne; Berlach, Richard G.; O'Neill, Michael – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013
After much preparatory work, the Catholic Education Office in Western Australia determined to move Year 7 students from its more than 100 primary schools to secondary schools in 2009. This was the first time in the state's history that a major education system had embarked on such an undertaking. This system-wide shift presented a unique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Stakeholders, Transitional Programs
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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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Kohlhaas, Kay; Lin, Hsin-Hui; Chu, Kwang-Lee – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2010
This nationwide study examined the relationships among gender, ethnicity, and poverty with fifth graders' (n = 8,741) science performance. Extant fifth grade data files (2003-2004), from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), were used. An ANOVA test revealed that males performed significantly better than…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Adams, Sue K.; Kuhn, Jennifer; Rhodes, Jean – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2006
The current study investigated how ethnicity and gender affect changes in the self-esteem of early adolescents during the middle school years. Self-report data were collected from more than 4,000 early adolescents from three ethnic groups: European American, African American, and Hispanic and analyzed using a consecutive three-year cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Grade 8, Grade 6, Gender Differences
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