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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
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
If Southern Regional Education Board, SREB, were to grade states today on the middle grades goal, only a few would earn high marks; most are still struggling, and that goes for most of the rest of the nation as well. That does not mean that student achievement is not improving or that SREB states have not developed some key policies and promising…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, State Standards, Academic Standards, Middle School Students