Review this article by Australian researchers to understand how UDL principles can be applied to transition planning and activities. Annex 1 includes a table with examples for reaching students with diverse needs (e.g., modeling a high school schedule for middle schoolers, soliciting student feedback through surveys and group discussions, goal setting for incoming students).
Review this resource for District and State level leaders: Ensuring Successful Student Transitions from the Middle Grades to High School. It outlines research on the importance and impact the 9th grade year can have on a student HS graduation possibilities as well as how states can strategically fund programs and services to help make the transition supportive for …
Look at this District’s Transition Planning Guide that is designed to assist district leaders in working with district and school teams to create a data-informed transition plan for the return to in-person learning. This planning guide puts students and families at the center, especially those who have lost out on learning due to Covid-19.
Use this Freshman Success Framework from the Network for College Success at the University of Chicago to form your team and develop successful practices to help freshmen succeed.