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Does any part of the No Child Left Behind Act deal with helping students make the transition from eighth grade to ninth grade?
U.S. Department of Education:
No part of the No Child Left Behind Act specifically deals with helping students transition from middle school to high school. The emphasis on assessing students annually in grades 3 to 8 and monitoring their progress, however, is aimed at better preparing youngsters for high school. That preparation should make students' transition easier and their chances of success in high school greater.
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