Middle Grades Research Journal

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

An Evaluation of Supplemental Reading Instruction for At-Risk Middle School Readers
One middle school's implementation of corrective reading was evaluated for student reading outcomes and treatment fidelity. Findings indicated that sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students made progress in decoding and oral reading fluency over the...
An Examination of a Gender-Separate Advisory Program
In this qualitative study, the authors examine the advisory program of a Horizon Schools to Watch middle grades school. Horizon Schools to Watch is the Illinois affiliate of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform national Schools to Watch...
DEVELOPING PRODUCTIVE DISPOSITIONS DURING SMALL-GROUP WORK IN TWO SIXTH-GRADE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOMS: Teachers' Facilitation Efforts and Students' Self-Reported Benefits
Through this exploratory study, I developed conjectures about classroom conditions that had the potential to support (or not) the development of productive dispositions toward mathematics. To do so, I listened to sixth-grade students' voices about their...
Editor-in-Chief Preface
Our first issue of Middle Grades Research Journal for Volume 7 begins with a quantitative study followed by three qualitative studies. Over the past 7 years, our MGRJ editorial office has received 122 quantitative studies for review and 217 qualitative...
Founding and Managing Editor 'S Announcement
On behalf of the MGRJ Editorial Board and Information Age Publishing, I am pleased to announce appointment of the following members to the editorial staff:Dr. Frances Spielhagen, editor-in-chief; Dr. Robert Capraro, associate editor; Dr. Mary Margaret...
WHAT SHOULD COUNT AS DATA FOR DATA-DRIVEN INSTRUCTION?: Toward Contextualized Data-Inquiry Models for Teacher Education and Professional Development
This study was designed and conducted in an educational climate in which school and teacher accountability for student learning is increasingly connected to students' performances on standardized tests. The participants in this study, 5 middle school...
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