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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Should Sixth Grade be in Elementary or Middle School? An Analysis of Grade Configuration and Student Behavior

Philip J. Cook, Robert MacCoun, Clara Muschkin, Jacob Vigdor

NBER Working Paper No. 12471
Issued in August 2006

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We are grateful to Josh Kinsler for exceptional research assistance, and to Katherine Conner, Camden Cook, Brad McMillan, and Allison Whitaker for their suggestions. This research is supported by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the William T. Grant Foundation. Any views expressed in this paper are the authors’ alone and should not be associated with any affiliated institution.

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