Negative impacts of starting mid school in 6th grade notes

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PAM 2300 Article: The Negative Impacts of Starting Middle School in Sixth Grade Abstract/overall idea: The article looks into the difference in behavior of 6 th grade students in middle school as opposed to 6 th grade students in elementary school. The data used is based on students in North Carolina. The point of the study is to help find a solution for the current debate over the best school configuration for incorporating the middle grades of secondary education. The article uses test scores to support its point that 6 th graders in middle school are more likely to have higher infraction rates than those in elementary school. The main reasons behind these findings are that middle school presents older students who are more likely to pressure their younger peers into risky behavior. Background: -Configuration of schools -Throughout the years there have been “junior highs” and “middle schools”, each switching around with grades 6-8 or 5-8 together in an attempt to find the best configuration for schools to serve early adolescents. -Why switch the configuration to 6-8? -in order to “bridge” the gap between youth and adolescence. -middle schools have more freedom
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course PAM 2300 taught by Professor Avery,r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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