ERIC Number: ED538706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-23
Reference Count: 16
Transition from Middle School to High School. Research Brief
Education Partnerships, Inc.
What does the research say about effective transition systems between the middle grades and high school? The most successful schools see the transition between the middle grades and high school as a process, not an event. These schools involve teachers, students and families in continuous planning to support students' academic and social success in high school and beyond. Students that have a successful transition are more likely to achieve in the 9th grade, to attend regularly and to not drop out of school. They are more likely to develop and sustain positive social relationships with peers and with adults. Four components of effective transition systems have been identified. They include providing students and families accurate and useful information, supporting students' social success in high school, preparing students for academic success in high school, and working collaboratively to monitor transition plans and adjust those plans based on data about student success (attendance, achievement, dropout rate). A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs, High Schools, Dropout Rate, Middle School Students, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention, Interpersonal Competence, Access to Information, Social Development, Success, Cooperative Planning
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)