As states continue to implement expanded graduation requirements – including additional Carnegie unit requirements and exit exams – it is becoming increasingly important to provide students with opportunities to catch up when they're behind. It's also becoming increasingly important to quickly identify when students begin to get behind to reach out with help before they fail. The information below describes state high school remediation requirements as defined by state statutes and regulations. ECS conducted a comprehensive review of state policies on remediation, and found existing policy for some but not all states. States with no statewide policy are not listed below.
Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted. Additions or corrections to listed policies are welcome.
Last updated: June 25, 2007
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|Student Support and Remediation|
|State requires remediation for low-performing high school students||Yes, districts required to provide.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How:
Students who fail to demonstrate proficiency on the state exit exam or who are not demonstrating sufficient progress toward passing the exam. Sufficient progress is determined by student performance on state assessments and student grades or other indicators designated by the district.|
When: 9th-12th grades for students who do not demonstrate sufficient progress toward passing the exit examination. (Also pertains to students in 7th-8th grades.) 10th-12th grade for students who have failed the exit exam. (Exit exam first administered in the 10th grade and is retaken as needed.)
Subject Areas: Exit exam administered in English language arts and mathematics. Additionally, state assesses 9th graders in English language arts, mathematics and science, 10th graders in English language arts, mathematics, science and history-social studies and 11th graders in English language arts, math, science and history-social studies.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||No|
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma||None identified|
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||No|
CAL. EDUC. CODE § 37252,
CAL. EDUC. CODE § 37252.2,
CAL. EDUC. CODE § 60851,
CAL. EDUC. CODE § 48070.5
Individual Learning Plans: CAL. EDUC. CODE § 52378