Middle Grade Initiative (MGI)

MGI Implementation Begins In Fall of 2014!

This fall, the GEAR UP team is excited to begin implementation of the new Middle Grade Initiative (MGI) which focuses on instructional and curricular projects along with professional development to help selected schools improve college and career readiness for middle-grade students as they enter high school.  MGI support will enable these schools to cultivate fundamental structural and operational changes in the way that they do business based on data collected from the ACT EXPLORE test, in order to substantially and sustainably increase the number of students meeting college and career readiness benchmarks in the subjects of English, Reading, Science and Mathematics.