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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Assessing the Academic, Personal/Social and Career Needs of Middle School Students

Adolescent students in the 21st century face a number of challenges that have the possibility to hinder their ability to succeed during their middle school years. In addition, No Child Left Behind legislation has increased the pressure on schools to become more accountable for the academic successes and failures of their students. As a result, the needs of students and the role of school personnel (i.e. counselors, teachers and administration) in meeting these needs and providing appropriate services has become a significant topic of discussion and research. This presentation will examine a population of middle-school students (grades 6-8), the possible range of needs (academic, personal, social and emotional and career), and make suggestions for possible interventions school personnel can provide to help students be successful in middle school.

Presenter: Megan Barrell (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: 313 MetroCenter
Time: 6 pm (Session VI)