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ERIC Number: EJ951301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
A Farewell to Freshmen
Emmett, Joshua; McGee, Dean
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v85 n2 p74-79 2012
The arrival of underprepared freshmen to a high school presents a host of challenges for all stakeholders. West High School in Bakersfield, California, responded to a problem of academic failure of a significant number of freshmen by developing and implementing a Freshman Academy for underprepared students entering the 9th grade. During two years of this intervention, the school experienced improvement in the matriculation rate, an increase in literacy skills, and a reduction in student suspensions. The Freshman Academy identified students' academic and nonacademic needs and provided a supportive learning environment to help address these needs in a way that led to successful promotion through high school. Two critical attributes of this approach are teacher efficacy and teacher collaboration. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California