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ERIC Number: EJ1117592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
Supporting Transition of At-Risk Students through a Freshman Orientation Model
DeLamar, Shawna; Brown, Casey Graham
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v19 n2 p32-39 2016
This study examines the issues surrounding middle school students' transitions to high school and the degree to which freshman orientation models can help them. The attendance, discipline, report card grades, and end-of-course exams of 60 students who participated in a freshman orientation were compared to those of 150 students who were invited to participate in the program but did not. Students who participated experienced gains in science end-of-course state exams; increases in math, science, and English course grades; and positive changes in discipline and attendance data. Parents of program participants shared that, overall, the program helped their children make a smooth transition to high school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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