Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (ET)
Good academic mindsets and behaviors are linked with students’ successful transitions to middle school. A number of interventions targeting academic mindsets and behaviors have been shown to impact outcomes for students in middle school and beyond.
This one-hour webinar will share key findings from the recent REL West report, “Academic Mindsets and Behaviors, Prior Achievement, and the Transition to Middle School.” The study, conducted in Nevada’s Clark County School District, reviewed reported academic mindsets and student outcomes. Researchers also looked at patterns for specific student subgroups based on factors such as prior achievement, demographics, and primary language.
- Summarize the relevant literature establishing the link between 5th grade academic mindsets and behaviors and the risk of having a low GPA during the transition to middle school
- Explain and answer questions about the study findings on students’ transitions to middle school in the Clark County School District
Who Will Benefit
The primary audiences for this event are state, district, and school leaders, including those responsible for MTSS Tier 1 supports, those responsible for or interested in supporting effective transitions to middle school, those interested in supporting equitable outcomes among middle school students, and/or staff and leaders who are developing and implementing strategies to improve positive academic mindsets and behaviors or other aspects of psycho-social or socio-emotional learning.
Alexander Jacobson serves as a Senior Research Associate at REL West. His work includes preparing large, administrative datasets, designing effective data visualization, and reporting on findings to audiences of varying technical understanding.
Jason Snipes is the Director of Applied Research at REL West. His work focuses on applied research in education with an emphasis on developing and evaluating strategies for improving outcomes among Black and Latinx students.