Document Number: 5941The Middle Grades: Putting All Students on Track for College - This paper argues that middle grades educators should be concerned about preparing students for postsecondary opportunities. The author provides (1) reasons why the middle grades are so critical to postsecondary preparation, (2) background on the opportunity gap that exists for underserved students, (3) examples of effective policies and what works and (4) recommendations for building school capacity to increase student performance for college access. Among the recommendations to increase capacity are focusing on P-16 alignment and program coherence, providing collaborative structures and supporting professional development. (Sharon J. Camblin, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, May 2003)...
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