Support Student Transition From Middle to High School: Texas Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, Number 1

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Authors: Texas Comprehensive Center, Shirley Beckwith, Cathie McQueeney

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2010    • 12 pages   

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This brief was developed by SEDL's Texas Comprehensive Center to answer the question, "What strategies can be implemented to aid students and their parents in the transition from eighth grade into high school?" The transition from eighth grade to high school results in a higher drop-out rate and more grade retentions than any other grade. However, when districts and schools develop and implement a sound transition program, the outcomes for ninth graders are improved.

Key Points
  • Organize a transition team
  • Develop a counseling team
  • Create special programs and initiatives to prepare students and their families for the transition to high school