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 must provide services to eligible students.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Students must be provided with remedial education if they meet two of the following conditions: (1) They have been through the formal student support team process and have documented evidence to support the placement in remedial education; (2) They have been retained in grade; (3) They are receiving services under Part A of Chapter 1 of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; (4) They have been recommended by a teacher who has documented: low performance in reading or mathematics; an inability to verbally express ideas and write or dictate a meaningful sentence; or current test information in the student file indicates they have a score at or below the 25th percentile; (5) They have failed either a language arts or a mathematics course; (6) The student's 8th grade Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores indicate the student has a score in the "Does Not Meet" category in reading, English/Language arts or mathematics.
When: 9th-12th grades.
Subject Areas: Reading, mathematics and writing.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students|
Yes, each high school is required to have at least one student support team, and must establish policies providing for:
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma|
Yes, state's Gateway to College Academy is designed to recover high school dropouts ages 16-20. Participating students have the option of completing high school while concurrently receiving credit towards an associate's degree in either academic transfer or technical education options.
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||Yes, the department of education annually evaluates the remedial education program (REP). The department is required to report the achievement results of all students who received instructional services through the REP. At a minimum, the evaluation must include: (1) for students in 9th and 10th grades, "a report of the number and percentage of students who passed a system-made test in reading, writing or mathematics where all test items came from the 8th grade Criterion-Referenced Competency Test Item Bank in the appropriate subject area(s) or any grade-level appropriate End-of-Course Test." (2) for students in 11th and 12th grades, "a report of the percentage of REP students passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test in the content area(s) in which they are served, in addition to any grade-level appropriate End-of-Course Test."|
|Sources||Remediation: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-2-154, GA. COMP. R. § 160-4-5-.01 |
Remediation Evaluation: GA. COMP. R. § 160-4-5-.01
Individual Learning Plans: GA. COMP. R. & REGS. § 160-4-2-.32
Alternatives: GA. COMP. R. & REGS. r. § 160-4-2-.34, program Web site, accessed 7/6/2007