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Herrera, Carla; Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Linden, Leigh L. – MDRC, 2013
One crucial decision that middle schoolers (and their families) make is where they will attend high school. Many districts employ school choice systems designed to allow students to pick a high school that will meet their needs and interests. Yet most students prefer high schools that are close to home, and for youth in low-income neighborhoods,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Middle School Students
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Somers, Marie-Andree; Corrin, William; Sepanik, Susan; Salinger, Terry; Levin, Jesse; Zmach, Courtney – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2010
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), just over 70 percent of students nationally arrive in high school with reading skills that are below "proficient"--defined as demonstrating competency over challenging subject matter. Of these students, nearly half do not exhibit even partial mastery of the knowledge…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Adolescents, High Schools, Grade 9