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 offer, and students are required to participate in reading and mathematics remediation.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Through performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Additionally, students who fail to meet grade-specific district-set
levels of performance in reading, writing, science and mathematics must
either (1) receive remediation or (2) be retained in grade in an
intensive program that is different from the previous year's program
and takes the student's learning style into account.
When: 9th-11th grades. Remediation to occur the year following identification. The FCAT exam serves as the high school exit exam in the 10th grade. Science assessed at 11th grade.
Subject Areas: Reading, mathematics and science.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||Yes, students not meeting district or state requirements for proficiency in reading, mathematics or science must be provided with an individualized progress monitoring plan to target instruction and identify ways to improve academic achievement.|
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma||Yes, districts are required to adopt policies that provide students with:
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||Does not specify, although schools are required to provide for frequent monitoring and evaluation of student achievement.|
|Sources||Remediation: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1003.428, FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.25, FLA. ADMIN. CODE ANN. § 6A-1.09422 |
Individual Learning Plans: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.25
Remediation Evaluation: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.25
Alternatives: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1003.413