Wednesday, July 6, 2011

School configuration and structure found not to affect middle school results

Noticed after the Christian Science Monitor article on Atlanta:

Researchers found "no difference based on how schools were structured – grade configurations or trendy organizational philosophies such as advisory periods, small learning communities, or interdisciplinary classrooms."

- We tried to tell them!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Toward the end of Andy King's breif time in office there was a education committee presentation done which was of great interest to those of us who favor comprehensive middle schools. The research completed and presented by PPS staff showed the performance differential between K-8 and comprehensive 6-8 was negligible. Flash forward and suddenly 6-12 and K-8 found favor in PPS.