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Title:  Talent Development Middle Grades Program
Description: The Talent Development Middle Grades Program is a comprehensive reform model that transforms the structure and curriculum of large urban middle schools with the aim of improving student achievement and raising teacher and student expectations. Key features of the Talent Development Middle Grades Program include small learning communities, an evidence-based curriculum tied to standards, the use of teacher teams, professional development and support for teachers, and school–family–community connections. This review focuses on the effects of the Talent Development Middle Grades Program on student reading outcomes. Student Team Literature is the literacy component of the Talent Development Middle Grades Program, and is therefore relevant to this review in the Adolescent Literacy topic area.
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Cover Date: January 2013
Web Release: January 15, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRL0113
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Achievement (student)
Middle School
Urban schools
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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