American Secondary Education

American Secondary Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer

Accountability: Teaching through Assessment and Feedback, Not Grading
ABSTRACTGrading policies such as refusing to accept late work, giving grades of zero, and refusing to allow students to redo their work may be intended as punishment for poor performance, but such policies will not really teach students to be accountable,...
Closing the Achievement Gap in Math: Considering Eighth Grade Algebra for All Students
ABSTRACTShould all students study algebra in eighth grade? Would offering early access to algebra to all students help close the achievement gap among minority populations? Traditional educational policies that provide eighth grade algebra to selected...
From the Guest Editor
The theme of this issue of American secondary Education is Reexamining and Renewing Middle Level Education. Middle level reform has a history of over four decades of accomplishment, but the current challenges facing middle level students and educators...
Introduction to Middle School
Introduction to Middle School SARA DAVIS POWELL 2005 PRENTICE HALL, SADDLE BACK RIVER, NJ $33.75 ISBN 0-13-060090-3The title, Introduction to Middle School, may not be movie material, but the book is an exciting contribution to middle school teacher...
Kwhhl: A Student-Driven Evolution of the Kwl
ABSTRACTStruggling readers at the middle level need help using reading strategies effectively in order to become strategic readers. Middle level teachers need both to model and to teach how to use a variety of reading strategies that will help struggling...
Middle School Models Are Working in Many Grade Configurations to Boost Student Performance
ABSTRACTFrom time to time critics of the middle level publish works that suggest that our philosophy is too much ''feeling good" and not enough academic substance. Confusing this debate is the current trend of districts (especially large urban ones)...
Reexamining Literature Study in the Middle Grades: A Critical Response Framework
ABSTRACTRecent reexaminations of adolescent literacy have expanded previous cognitive psychological models of reading to include views of the social and cultural aspects of literacy. The term critical literacy refers to approaches that focus on the social...