The Effect of Grade Span Configuration and School-to-School Transition on Student Achievement
The effect of grade span configuration (grouping of grades in schools)
and school-to-school transition on student achievement was investigated.
The Michigan Education Assessment Program test was used to collect data
on the passing rate of students in 232 schools in a large urban inner
city school district in the midwest. The results indicate that grade
span configuration and school-to-school transition had significant
positive and negative effects on student achievement respectively. The
paper discusses implications for school districts.