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 offer remediation, students may opt out with written documentation.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Student performance on the state Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) tests.
When: State's GEE exit exam is first administered in the 10th grade.
Subject Areas: English language arts, mathematics, social studies and science.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||No. (Although students must be provided with 50 hours of instruction in the subject in which they failed to achieve proficiency on the Graduate Exit Exam.)|
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma||Yes, 2006 legislation directs the state board and the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges to establish a means for schools to award postsecondary technical college credit and high school credit for units taken at either a community college, technical college or high school. Encouraging the participation of students who appear to be likely dropouts is a goal and main focus of partnerships between local boards and community and technical colleges.|
The state board is directed, during the 2007-08 school year, to select at least two partnerships to undertake sharing at least 10% of potential dropouts identified by a local board and providing for their dual enrollment. Participating schools and institutions are required to report the effect of the implementation on students and difficulties encountered during the partnership. Based on information gathered during the pilot year, the board is authorized to extend the pilot and increase the number of partnerships for a second school year, or scale dual enrollment partnerships up to include any number of partnerships that appear viable and supportable.
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||Yes, districts are required to annually submit an evaluation to the state board.|
|Sources||Remediation: LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 17:24.4, LA. ADMIN. CODE TIT. 28, § XXXIX.911, LA. ADMIN. CODE TIT. 28, § XXXIX.913 |
Remediation Evaluation: LA. ADMIN. CODE TIT. 28, § XXXIX.913
Individual Learning Plans: LA. ADMIN. CODE TIT. 28, § XXXIX.911
Alternatives: LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 17:187.1 - LA. REV. STAT. ANN. § 17:187.5