Middle Level Education
The Middle Level Education site provides guidance materials, tools and resources to assist districts and schools in developing and maintaining high quality middle level programs that adhere to the Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education, and the Essential Elements of a Standards Focused Middle Level Program. Information is available regarding regulatory requirements, program development and recognition for schools with middle grades.
Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education, Supporting Young Adolescents-Based on a series of statewide discussions with many groups and a thorough review of the research on effective middle level education practices, the Regents and the State Education Department have identified seven essential elements of standards-focused middle-level schools and programs. This policy statement reflects these seven key factors.