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Program evaluation: 9th Grade Academy

***** teaching profession has proved itself both the most dynamic and ***** problematic of directions in the professional sector of the USA. Indeed, preparing ***** youth for their future lives as successful and 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 *****d inhuman burden. They are required to provide students with an understanding that, for each individual person, ***** mean the optimal success rate. Of course, in reality, ***** t*****er is perfect and no student is every perfectly understood. This realization is ***** has inspired the continuous research and change occurring within the profession over the centuries of its existence. Most recently ***** "school-*****-a-school system has come under the spotlight, especially as it concerns the ninth grade. ***** will then also be the subject ***** discussion within this study.

***** 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 ***** success of a students' school career. Studies have shown that students with uninvolved parents per*****m more poorly than students whose parents are actively involved in their education. The involvement and attention ***** teachers are equally ***** as ***** provided by p*****nts. A teacher needs to ***** familiar ***** every particular student's concerns ***** difficulties, and what needs to be done ***** encourage strengths and minimize weaknesses. For *****, each students needs a certain amount of individual attention. This combination of parental ***** teacher involvement in a child's educ*****tion is especially vital during the transition p*****es in a child's educational *****.

*****grade children are therefore *****ly in need of ***** and *****al attention to ensure that they draw the maximum benefit from this time in *****ir school careers. The problem is however that a paradigm ***** large groups per classroom makes it difficult to provide each student with the guidance ***** he or she needs. This has historically resulted in problems such as high fail- and 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 *****. ********** with other, ***** personal problems, some *****s find ***** extremely difficult to deal with. A ***** of ***** ***** and guidance from either or both parents ***** teachers then result in higher drop-out and fail rates.

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

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

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

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