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Bottoms, Gene; Timberlake, Allison – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
Students who successfully complete grade nine are substantially more likely to graduate from high school than are students who fail the freshman year. However, many middle grades students are not academically prepared for ninth grade. This report addresses five questions that can help school leaders ensure that middle grades students know the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Student Attrition, High School Freshmen
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Bottoms, Gene; Cooney, Sondra S. – ERS Spectrum, 2003
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has worked with states, districts, and high schools since 1988 and with middle-grades schools since 1999 to improve student achievement. SREB followed students tested in 2000 and 2001 from eighth grade through ninth grade and found both middle-grades schools and high schools must find ways for students…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Grade 9, Grade 8