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ERIC Number: ED255344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project Upgrade: Appropriate Age/Grade Placement for Migrant Children.
Morse, Susan C.
Inappropriate grade placement of a migrant child frequently prevents the child from graduating. Statistics show that very few migrants graduate at age 20, and almost none have graduated at an age older than 20. Therefore, students who are placed two or more years below their grade level are virtually doomed to drop out of school. Project Upgrade assists districts to assign and reassign migrant children to the appropriate grade level. Briefly describing Project Upgrade, this paper, written in English and Spanish, outlines seven reasons why schools misplace migrants, six aids for promoting proper placement of migrant children when they first enter school, four rationales to the school for proper placement, six tools to have on hand, five suggested procedures for parent education regarding upgrading, ways to cure improper age-grade placement, and six possibilities for those who have abandoned all hope of graduating. The paper briefly discusses when to upgrade students, special needs at the junior high school level, brainstorming about upgrading at the high school level, evaluation procedures (need assessment), and evaluation of Project Upgrade's effectiveness (short-term and long-term evaluation). (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Upgrade
Note: Paper presented at the National Migrant Education Conference (Portland, OR, May 5, 1985). Translated by Susana Johnson.