Making Middle Grades Work

Overview

Making Middle Grades Work

Making Middle Grades Work

Too many students leave the middle grades unprepared to succeed in rigorous high school studies and unable to take advantage of all that high school can offer. By ninth grade, many struggling students have fallen behind and are on a path to become high school dropouts. 

Through SREB’s middle grades initiative, SREB states are among the first in the nation to implement strategies that address the crucial middle grades and key transition into high school. MMGW helps states, districts and schools look at what they expect, what they teach and how they teach young adolescents to prepare for success in further education. 

MMGW is a network of schools, districts and states committed to improving school and classroom practices in the middle grades by implementing a framework of Key Practices and conditions for continuous improvement. The MMGW brochure, Making Middle Grades Work: An Enhanced Design to Prepare All Middle Grades Students for Success in High School, details the essential elements and other components of the framework. 

Publication Gene Bottoms 201122 pages (11E15)

A New Mission for the Middle Grades
Preparing Students for a Changing World

Report of the SREB Middle Grades Commission

The report of the SREB Middle Grades Commission issues an urgent call for states to improve achievement in the middle grades so  students are ready for success in rigorous high school courses and better prepared to graduate and proceed to college or technical training. A New Mission for the Middle Grades offers a comprehensive roadmap for change,

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Contract Services

Schools, districts and states desiring intensive assistance to improve schools can contract directly with SREB for support in implementing the HSTW, MMGW or TCTW designs. Click below for more information about contracting with SREB at the school, district or state level.

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Assessments & Surveys

HSTW, MMGW and TCTW are data-driven, research-based school improvement initiatives. Using assessment and survey tools, participating states, districts and schools can establish baseline data, identify areas for improvement and track progress over time.

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Urban Initiatives

HSTW works closely with district and school leaders in urban districts to connect the HSTW improvement framework to the unique challenges that urban schools and districts face. Network members use the HSTW Key Practices to improve classroom instruction, staff development and student achievement in large, urban high schools and middle grades schools.