Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Supporting Successful Transition to Ninth Grade (Practice Notes)

Description: Starting ninth grade is not just another grade transition. For most students it is a major life change. Some don't even survive the transition and become early "push outs." For too many other, the emotional toll is high, and this exacerbates behavior and learning problems. Thus, from a development and motivational perspective, eighth and ninth grades are critical times for transition support designed to assure all students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/practicenotes/transitionsninthgrade.pdf  49kb; 2pp