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Frome, Pamela; Lasater, Beth; Cooney, Sondra – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The data gathered from the "MMGW" ("Making Middle Grades Work") network schools support the importance of teacher expectations found by other research. Of the four relationships between teacher quality and student achievement, expectations was by far the strongest and extended to reading, mathematics and science. The relationship between high…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Cooney, Sondra; Lasater, Beth – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
"Making Middle Grades Work" ("MMGW") is a school improvement design developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and its member states. "MMGW" is built on research-based instructional practices and policies. The design combines challenging yet attainable goals with accountability that encourages teachers, supports students and results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness