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Transitions In Middle School

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Nationally, practitioners, district leaders, and parents are concerned about the transitions that occur with sixth graders in middle school. Some parents worry that sixth graders in middle school have increased behavior concerns, peer pressure, and a significant decline in academic achievement. According to the data findings in the study conducted in Iowa (Linnenbrink, 2010), the research suggests that it is common for students to experience challenges while adjusting to a new environment; however, not all groups of students experience a negative relationship between building transitions and test scores. The students that transitioned the most in this study experienced the greatest negative relationship between test scores and building transition.

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