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ERIC Number: ED557667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Academic Supports Provided for Struggling High School Students. Evaluation Brief
McGaughey, Trisha A.; Wade, Julie H.; Zhao, Huafang
Montgomery County Public Schools
This brief describes an evaluation of academic intervention supports available to high school students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) during the 2012-2013 school year. A website review identified information about academic supports available to students or parents within each high school's web pages. A survey of school staff gathered information about the purpose, course subject, target populations, successful aspects, and major challenges for academic intervention support courses offered. Based on the findings, the following recommendations are proposed: (1) Explore ways to increase "buy-in" for students enrolled in the academic intervention support courses; (2) Do not repeat middle school reading programs for high school students; (3) Encourage schools to continue to maintain a small class size for these intervention courses; (4) Encourage continuing communication among administrators and all school staff members involved with students enrolled in academic support intervention courses; and (5) Encourage schools to form a team of school staff members who participate in the selection, monitoring, and continued support of these students. Tables are appended.
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)