Keep Fifth Grade in The Elementary school
To all Moon Township Parents of Elementary School
Please sign this petition to keep 5th grade in the elementary school.
Data Research recommending that 5th grade should remain in elementary school.
institute of Public Policy/
Should sixth grade
be in Elementary or Middle School? An analysis of grade Configuration and
complement the recent finding that school systems that move sixth grade from
elementary to middle school experience a 1-3 percent decline in on-time
graduation rates (Bedard & Do 2005). We conclude that placing sixth grade
in middle school increases behavior problems and reduces academic performance,
both in sixth grade and subsequently. It is entirely plausible that these
effects could have the effect for some students of leading to retention in
grade or dropout. Together these findings cast serious doubt on the wisdom of
the historic nationwide shift to the middle school format.”