A Bridge for Students Model: Approximately 630 seventh graders from five elementary schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District will be the cohort of students who will receive direct services until they graduate from high school in 2017. The objective guiding this model is: To Increase by 20 Percent the Number of Bridge Students Achieving at Grade-Appropriate Levels in Mathematics as Compared to the Respective 2010-11 Class at the School.
A BRIDGE FOR STUDENTS Model that is characterized by collaboration, student progress tracking, and data sharing among a family of schools across educational levels for the purpose of preparing all students in the cohort for college.
This model is based on myriad research studies of statewide Academic Preparation Programs conducted by the California Postsecondary Education Commission, data from the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program, and studies conducted Institute for Education Sciences (IES). Additionally, The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion from High School Through College provided substantive insights into the rigor required to prepare students fully for college.
Finally, the rationale for this model emanates from the experience of the last six years in which the California GEAR UP Program began implementing a model of direct services to a cohort of students at one middle and high school.