Middle School Research

The Forum is keen to promote effective middle school practice. This page highlights some of the current research into middle school effectiveness.

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KS3 Benchmarking 2015 - Summary Spreadsheet

Benchmarking data for over 4,500 pupils in their final year at middle school in July 2015. This is a summary version enabling schools to produce comparative charts by entering their own school data. A full version of the spreadsheet is available to contributing schools containing all the school level data - apply to the Executive Officer.

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Other downloads

Middle School Intake Benchmarking Data - 2014    download
Benchmarking data for over 6,000 pupils entering middle school in September 2014. This is a summary version enabling schools to produce comparative charts by entering their own school data. A full version of the spreadsheet is available to contributing schools containing all the school level data - apply to the Executive Officer.
 
KS3 Benchmarking Report - 2011 to 2014 trends in benchmarking data    download
A brief report examining the trends in the last four years of KS3 benchmarking data. The report shows a steadily improving trend in the achievements of Year 8 middle school pupils in English, Maths and Science over the four year period.
 
KS3 Benchmarking 2014 - Summary Spreadhsheet     download
A summary of benchmarking data contributed by over 60 middle deemed secondary schools - representing data on over 6,500 pupils leaving middle schools in July 2014. The spreadsheet enables schools generate comparative graphs by adding their own data to the tables on each subject page.
 
KS3 Benchmarking 2013 - Summary Spreadsheet     download
Benchmark the achievement of your pupils against those of middle school pupils nationally. Summary tables and charts for data from over 6,000 pupils in their final year at middle school in July 2013 from 64 middle schools.
 
KS3 Benchmarking 2012 - Summary Spreadsheet - Final Version    download
Summary tables and charts for data from over 7,000 pupils in their final year at middle school in July 2012 from 64 middle schools.This is a revised version correcting an error in the Art and Design tables and charts for middle deemed primaryn schools.
 
Research Middle School Spending tables 2011    download
An analysis of the spending tables for middle deemed secondary schools published in 2011 - comparing spending per pupil in different LAs and what the tables reveal about the relative cost of middle schools compared to other schools.
 
KS3 Benchmarking - Summary report - Final Version - Word document - 2011    download
A revised Final version of a summary report, in Word, giving summary of overall results from KS3 benchmarking data provided by middle schools - for pupils leaving middle school in July 2011. Release date November 2011.
 
KS3 Benchmarking - Summary report - Word document - 2011    download
Report in Word giving summary of overall results from KS3 benchmarking data provided by middle schools - for pupils leaving middle school in July 2011.
 
KS3 Benchmarking - Summary spreadsheet - Final version - 2011    download
A revised final version of the spreadsheet giving a summary of overall results from KS3 benchmarking data provided by middle schools - for pupils leaving middle school in July 2011. Release date November 2011.