Close Learning Gaps: Focus on Middle School

November 28, 2018 11 a.m. Pacific

The middle school years lay a foundation for success in high school, college, and career. Students need to address learning gaps so that they can get and stay on track with grade-level content. Unfortunately, too many students leave middle school underprepared for the rigors of high school work. And students who start below grade level have a 1 in 4 chance of catching up. This lack of readiness, combined with the social-emotional changes students experience during this time, has a major impact on high school and post-secondary success. In fact, one-third of high school dropouts never made it beyond the ninth grade. Intervening in middle school is critical so that students stay on track to graduate on time.

This webinar will address how districts can prepare students for high school, identify struggling students before it’s too late, and support students who enter high school underprepared.

You will learn:

  • What you can do to prepare middle school students for ninth grade that can help drive down the dropout rate.
  • How to use digital curriculum in support of achieving the core objectives outlined in the ESSA legislation while also meeting the individual needs of every student.
  • How to use student data from digital curriculum to provide teachers with the support they need to differentiate instruction and keep students on track for success.
  • What you can do in middle school to keep students on track to graduation and ready for college.