Definition: All students acquire academic skills appropriate to support postsecondary goals through direct instruction and/or added support as necessary.
Predictors of academic success
- It takes a combination of skills — organization, time management, prioritization, concentration, and motivation — to achieve academic success. Consider these tips from GreatSchools.org.
- The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) created a one page chart, Predictors of Post School Success, that outlines predictors of post school success in three categories: education, employment, and independent living. Each predictor has been evaluated regarding the amount, type, and quality of the research conducted, and are labeled as either (a) evidence-based, (b) research-based, or (c) promising.
Areas related to transition
- Curricula and lesson plans that cover areas related to transition, from Transition Tennessee. They have a searchable database you can search in different ways. Note that you will need to set up a free account to use it.
- Top 10 study skills for high school students:
- A different list of Top 10 Skills for High School Students, from the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, AZ. Might be interesting for a student to compare the two lists.
- Tips for self-esteem, organizational skills, stress management, and self-advocacy tips from Friends of Quinn, an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them.
Reading & writing skills
Reading and writing go hand in hand and are basic to every academic subject and every job a student will ever hold. Two good pages from GreatSchools offer advice on mastering reading and writing skills:
Asking for help
- Article from Education Week on how teachers can encourage help-seeking.
- Article from CollegeBoard about the role of the guidance counselor, starting with freshman year.
- See Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy page on our site.
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