California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Recommendation Six


"The transition into middle level schools is accomplished by intellectual, moral, social, emotional, and physical changes taking place in at least part of the transition group at any given time. Students making the transition into middle level schools need to receive assistance prior to, during, and after the move so that their social, psychological, and academic well-being is not compromised."1

Recommendation 6—Transitions. Work with elementary and high schools to inform students and families about academic and behavioral expectations and to promote seamless, articulated transitions.

Transitions is one of the Recommendations in the Focus Area on Developmental Responsiveness.


Recommendations for Success Index

1Donna Schumacher, The Transition to Middle School. Champaign, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (#ED422119), 1998.

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