Pilot Study. Middle Schools Transition Program. December 2009


Cross-Institutional Collaboration ; Initiated a pilot study in fall 2009 with Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience, to examine how parents, teachers, and peers shape students’ motivation and academic outcomes (engagement, aspirations, achievement, attendance) during fifth grade and in preparation for middle school. Approximately 100 fifth grade students in one elementary school in Durham participated in the pilot study. Data collection will continue in spring 2010.

Service Performed By


  • Pilot Study


  • December 2009

Host Organization

  • Middle Schools Transition Program

Location or Venue

  • Durham Public Schools