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ERIC Number: ED553151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-0-9897994-7-8
5 Key Findings for Middle Grades from "Looking Forward to High School and College"
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de La Torre, Marisa
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
Preparation for college and careers begins when students are young, yet, it can be difficult for middle grade educators to know how best to prepare these students for future success. Middle grade practitioners need to know what to pay attention to and who needs additional support. Without knowing how to identify students who are on-track for high school or college graduation in the middle grades, it can be difficult to set appropriate performance goals, or intervene when students struggle. The study "Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools" shows how students' middle grade (grades five through eight) performance can be used to determine students' likelihood of graduating from high school and leaving high school with a strong probability of success in college. This brief summarizes 5 key findings relevant for schools serving students in the middle grades. [See the full report in ERIC at ED553149 and the brief "4 Key Findings for High Schools" at ED553150.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A