Academic Success, Adolescence

  • Jodie L. Roth
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn


Adolescents’ academic pursuits center on school. Their connections to school, motivation to achieve, course selection, and acquired knowledge and skills create a foundation for the future. Admission to higher education, and increasingly, jobs in the workplace, require a high school diploma. Graduation from high school, the most widely used measure of academic success during adolescence, signifies students’ satisfactory completion of a set of required courses, and increasingly, passing scores on state proficiency tests. And with it, the assumption that students possess the reading, writing, and mathematical skills necessary for further schooling or entry-level jobs.


Academic Success High School Diploma High School Dropout School Failure Standardize Achievement Test 
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