ERIC Number: ED469956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors to the Future: Preparing Low-Achieving Middle Grades Students To Succeed in High School. 2002 Outstanding Practices.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This publication describes the efforts of 15 schools to address systemic change needed to help low-achieving students move successfully from middle to high school. Section 1, "Getting Students Ready for High School," examines "Interdisciplinary Approach Helps Eighth-Graders Improve Their Scores on State Tests"; "Two-Year Interdisciplinary Program Advances Students' Achievement Several Grade Levels"; "Middle Grade Students Find Success in a Small-Group Environment"; and "Failure Not An Option in Summer Program for Middle Grades Students." Section 2, "Smoothing Transition from Middle Grades to High School," includes "Building Success through the Keystone Program"; "Ninth- and 10th-Graders Get a School of Their Own"; "Special Program Helps At-Risk Students 'Cross the Road' from Middle School to High School"; and "At-Risk Freshmen Get Boost from Academy." Section 3, "Helping Students Catch Up to High Standards in High School," includes "Students Select a School That Helps Ninth-Graders Meet High Standards in English and Mathematics"; "This School's Business is Freshman Learning"; "Summer Academy Gives Ninth-Graders a 'Head Start' on High School"; "Urban Ninth Graders Focus on Academic Skills in Small Learning Community"; "School for Ninth-Graders Achieves Success One Step at a Time"; "Rise in Students' Mathematics Achievement Linked to Mastery Algebra"; and "Support Team Helps Ninth-Graders Raise Achievement in Reading, Writing, Mathematics." (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, High Risk Students, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Low Achievement, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Small Group Instruction, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, Urban Schools
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Also supported by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.