Middle School Shouldn’t Be a Make or Break Moment

from Striving for Change lessons from the front line by Jillian Kuhlmann on June 7, 2016

While I’m as guilty as the next formerly-awkward teenager to want to forget the braces, bad hair, and questionable fashion of my 13-year-old self, the middle school years cannot be undervalued as a critical time for child development. It’s in middle school that many students begin to take ownership of their learning and their academic future, and according to a 2008 report by the college admissions testing company ACT, “the level of academic achievement that students attain by 8th grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from high school than anything that happens academically in high school.”

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