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ERIC Number: ED537083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #492
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
As attention to ninth grade transitions has grown, so has the need to carefully gauge the impacts of efforts to improve student outcomes. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), supported by the Institute for Education Sciences at the US Department of Education, sorts interventions based on the quality and the outcomes of the scientifically based research designed to evaluate interventions. The WWC offers interventions organized by topic, in this case "Dropout Prevention." Interventions are then sorted into improvement outcomes, as relevant here: "Staying in School" and "Progressing in School." The table in this paper includes eight interventions that have been the subject of at least one scientifically-based research study. All information contained in the table has been pulled from the WWC's intervention ratings and profiles. Interventions have been included only if they target students preparing for or going through eighth to ninth grade transitions. This paper is a response to a request asking for examples of 9th grade transition programs. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)