Why Some Middle Schools Do Better
Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Feb 26, 2010
"Middle schools that embrace high expectations, impose a rigorous curriculum for all students, and tie student achievement to principal or superintendent evaluations have the best academic success, according to a new study."
"The report also concluded there was no significant difference in success based on how schools were structured. School's grade configurations or trendy organizational philosophies such as advisory periods, small learning communities or interdisciplinary classrooms, made no significant impact."
And here's the EdSource study: "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better" Web Link