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Program evaluation: 9th Grade Academy

***** teaching profession has proved itself both the most dynamic and most problematic of directions in the professional sector of ***** USA. Indeed, preparing the youth for their future lives as successful ***** achieving adults that would be an asset to the country is no small task. Hence teachers are burdened by what perhaps could be seen as ***** unfair and inhuman burden. They are required ***** provide students with an underst*****ding that, ***** each individual person, would mean the optimal success rate. Of course, in reality, no t*****er is perfect and no student is every ********** understood. Th***** realization is ***** has inspired the continuous research and change occurring within ***** 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. *****is will then also be the subject of discussion within this study.

The need for a Ninth-Grade Academy

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

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

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

*****, statistics gathered be*****e the implementation ***** ***** ninth-grade academy show the following:

The ninth grade of ***** ***** higher fail


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