Close Learning Gaps to Keep Students on Track

| December 27, 2018

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In school districts across the country, far too many students arrive at middle school and high school with significant learning gaps that prevent them from mastering grade-level content.Research shows that when these struggling students embark on their secondary education with significant learning gaps, they progress more slowly than their peers, further widening the gap with each passing semester.² Without filling these gaps in subject-area knowledge and skills, these students are at risk of increased frustration in coursework and ultimately dropping out of school before graduation. When students struggle with prerequisite and grade-level content, they often spend more time trying to catch up and less time on building the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need for college and career.

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Designated as the government’s official training institution, SENA was established in 1957 as a joint initiative of workers, industry owners and the Catholic Church, with support from the Organization International del Trabajo. (OIT) – the International Workers Organization. Since its inception, SENA has served the Colombian nation well as an independent national public institution with financial autonomy and as a division of the Ministry of Social Protection.

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