Parents and teachers of students in middle and high school can better decide whether students need extra help with academics if they understand typical academic milestones for this stage of development. Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do at a certain age range. By monitoring a child's accomplishments and the time it takes to reach each stage of development, parents can address developmental delays before they impact school performance, social skills, and behavior.
The following milestones related to middle and high school academic performance, specifically in students above the age of ten:
- Solves abstract problems using logic
- Use formulas to solve complicated problems
- Write multi-paragraph essays
- Possesses a surprising scope of interests
- Uses deductive reasoning and makes educated guesses
- Starts to set personal goals
- Shows more concern about future school and work plans
- Recognizes current actions have a future effect
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