Lots of research has shown the importance of ninth-grade in the lives of our students.

I’ve shared those studies in previous posts, including:

Important Article — “Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School”

Studies: Attendance & Passing Classes More Important Than Test Scores

Study: Ninth-Grade ‘Grades’ Predict Graduation & College Attendance

Some of them emphasize, in particular, the importance of Social Emotional Learning Skills.

A new report came out today from the Institute Of Education Sciences making that same point. It’s titled Understanding the role of noncognitive skills and school environments in students’ transitions to high school:

Here’s an excerpt:

I’m adding it to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.