Executive Summary - Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better
For the complete materials pertaining to this study, please see our Middle Grades Study page.
This executive summary is excerpted from the Initial Research Report - Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better.
This study contributes to the field by identifying a broad range of traditional and newer middle grades polices and practices, and determining in California which of these differentiate higher- from lower-performing schools serving similar student populations, with performance measured by the state's standards-based tests.
EdSource thanks Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, for his generous support of this study.