Grade Level Configuration

2/6/2014 - Click here to view the February 2014 Grade Level Parent Meeting Presentation

Middle School Model rethought: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111225/NEWS0102/312250017/

Should Sixth Grade be in Elementary or Middle School? An Analysis of Grade Configuration and Student Behavior: http://research.sanford.duke.edu/papers/SAN07-01.pdf

Summary of Arguments For and Against

Moving 6th Grade to Middle School: http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu/drupal/sites/default/files/Arguments-Moving6thGrade.pdf

Academic research overwhelmingly finds that 6th grade students are better off staying in elementary school: http://www.whiteplainspublicschools.org/cms/lib5/NY01000029/Centricity/Domain/4/6th.pdf

Review of Literature on Grade Configuration and School Transitions

March 2011 

http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/138604/1/Impact%20of%20School%20Transitions%20and%20Different%20Grade%20Configurations.pdf