National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

Next record >>
Record 1 of 7
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Re-Conceptualizing Extra Help for High School Students in a High Standards Era [microform] / Robert Balfanz, James McPartland and Alta Shaw
Bib ID 5692200
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Balfanz, Robert
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2002 
31 p. 

The push for higher academic standards has resulted in an increase in the numbers of high school students needing extra help. The need for extra help is most pervasive in high-poverty areas and most high school students need extra help not in traditional basic elementary skills but in reading, mathematics, and advanced reasoning skills. Most students requiring extra help in reading need support and direction to make the transition from a being beginning readers to becoming expert readers. In mathematics, most help is needed in operating with rational numbers and integers, the transition from arithmetic to mathematics, and mathematical reasoning. The issue of extra help for high school students must be reconceptualized. Although research has identified a core of elements that are critical to reading instruction for adolescents lacking strong comprehension strategies, mathematics has no long-standing body of research on the challenges and needs of students entering high school. The following are among actions for policymakers: (1) find time to address students' substantial extra help needs during the school day; (2) when attempting to address students' need for extra help, avoid triggering the reemergence of dead-end tracks and remediation; and (3) recognize and confront the importance of teacher quality. (Contains 74 references.) (MN)


Availability: For full text:

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: ED-99-CO-0160.

ERIC Note: Paper commissioned for "Preparing America's Future: The High School Symposium" (Washington, DC, April 4, 2002).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Standards.  |  Basic Skills.  |  College Bound Students.  |  Critical Thinking.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Principles.  |  Educational Research.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Instructional Effectiveness.  |  Mathematics Skills.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Policy Formation.  |  Predictor Variables.  |  Reading Improvement.  |  Reading Skills.  |  Remedial Instruction.  |  Research Needs.  |  Skill Development.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Student Improvement.  |  Student Motivation.  |  Student Needs.  |  Thinking Skills.  |  Trend Analysis.  |  Tutorial Programs.  |  Vocational Education.
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors McPartland, James, author  |  Shaw, Alta, author
Available From ERIC 


In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED465089 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.