Resources for School Leaders

The following resources are intended to help administrators and other school leaders become knowledgeable about research-based practices specific to the middle grades and guide the successful adoption and implementation of these practices.

Getting Started with Middle School Matters

Video: Getting Started

A Blueprint for Success

Support Options

Important Research

Middle School Matters Field Guide

Research Briefs


Performance Management (Using Data Effectively)

Early Warning Indicators

Tools and Templates

Key Factors for School Success

MSM Leadership Team Checklists

Content Area Self-Assessments

Strategic Action Plan Template

Coaching Forms

Reflection Template

Featured Videos

Why Middle School Matters

Middle School Matters: Voices from the Field

Effective Vertical Alignment Meetings

More Resources and Videos

Middle School Matters Clearinghouse