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Middle school students exhibited poor reading confidence vs. K-8 school peers

Middle school students exhibited poor reading confidence vs. K-8 school peers
November 2, 2017

Eighth-grade students who attended a middle school were more likely to think negatively about their reading skills than students who attended a kindergarten through eighth-grade school, according to data published in The Journal of Early Adolescence.

“Early adolescence is an important time for youth, who are undergoing a variety of biological, psychological and social changes,” Elise Cappella, PhD, associate professor of applied psychology at New York University Steinhardt and director of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change, said in a press release. “Students’ self-perceptions of academic competence are critical in early adolescence, as they contribute to the development of their identity and their engagement with school.”

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