The Transitions lab uses a national dataset and rigorous methods to understand the trajectories, experiences, and outcomes for students who attend schools of varied grade spans in the middle grades (e.g., k-8 schools, middle schools, junior high schools).
- Cappella, E., Schwartz, K., Hill, J., Kim, H. K., & Seidman, E. (2019). A national sample of 8th grade students: The impact of middle grade schools on academic and psychosocial competence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 39(2), 167-200. doi: 10.1177/0272431617735653
- Kim, H. Y., Schwartz, K., Cappella, E., & Seidman, E. (2014). Navigating the middle grades: Role of social context in middle grade school climate. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 28-45. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9659-x