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Program evaluation: 9th Grade Academy

***** teaching profession has proved itself both the most dynamic and ***** problematic of directions in the *****al sector of the USA. Indeed, preparing ***** youth for their future lives as successful ***** achieving adults that would be an *****set to the country is no small task. Hence teachers are burdened by what perhaps could be seen as an unfair and inhuman burden. They are required ***** provide students with an underst*****ing that, for each individual person, would mean the optimal success rate. Of course, in reality, ***** teacher is perfect and no student is every perfectly understood. Th***** realization is ***** has inspired the continuous research and change occurring within the profession over the centuries of its existence. Most recently ***** "school-within-a-school system ***** come under the spotlight, especially as it concerns the ninth grade. ********** will then also be the subject ***** discussion within this study.

The need for a Ninth-***** Academy

Decades of ***** have proven certain basic facts, upon which the success of education relies. Firstly, p*****ntal involvement is particularly important in the success ***** a *****' school career. Studies have shown ***** students with uninvolved parents perform more poorly than students whose ***** are actively involved in ********** education. The involvement and attention of teachers ***** equally ***** as that provided by parents. A teacher needs to be familiar with every particular student's concerns ***** difficulties, and what needs to be done to encourage strengths and minimize weaknesses. For this, each students needs a cert*****in amount of individual attention. This combination of parental and teacher involvement in a child's education is especially vital during the transition phases in a child's *****al career.

*****grade children are therefore particularly in need of ***** and *****al attention to ensure that they draw the maximum benefit from this time ***** *****ir school *****s. The problem is however that a paradigm ***** large groups per classroom makes it difficult to provide each student ***** the guidance that he or she needs. ***** has h*****t*****ically resulted in problems such as high fail- ***** dropout *****s, and a lack of discipline both in studies and ***** attendance. Many of *****se problems are related to the fact that ***** find ***** ***** from 8th to 9th grade extremely difficult. Along with other, more ********** problems, some students ***** this extremely difficult to deal with. A lack of personal attention ***** guidance from either or both parents and teachers ***** result in higher drop-out and fail rates.

Specifically, the following ***** been listed ***** particular problems f***** students entering ***** ***** grade: weakness in in-class skills such as note-taking ***** critical thinking, as well ***** study and basic skills in language and mathematics; immaturity and irresponsibility; increase in repeaters; a ***** o***** enthusiasm in ***** to teach ninth-grade students; lack of communication ***** *****; ***** increased class sizes.

Specifically, statistics gathered before the implementation ***** ***** ninth-grade academy show the following:

The ninth grade of school ***** ***** fail


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