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Program evaluation: 9th Grade Academy

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

The need for a Ninth-Grade Academy

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

Ninth-grade children are therefore particularly in need ***** ***** 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 of large groups per classroom makes it difficult to provide each student with the guidance that he or she needs. This has historically resulted in problems such as high fail- ***** dropout *****s, and a lack of discipline ***** in studies ***** ***** attendance. Many of *****se ***** are related to the fact ***** students find the ***** from 8th to 9th grade extremely *****. Along with other, ***** personal problems, some students find ***** ***** difficult to deal with. A lack of personal attention 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 for students entering ***** ***** grade: weakness in in-class skills such as ********** ***** critical thinking, as well as study and b*****ic skills in language ***** mathematics; immaturity and irresponsibility; increase in repeaters; a lack of enthusiasm in teachers ***** teach ninth-grade students; ***** of communication with parents; and *****d class sizes.

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

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

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