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 develop a plan for identified students.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Through performance on state Basic Skills assessments through class of 2009.|
When: At least two years before the student's anticipated graduation.
Subject Areas: Reading, mathematics and written composition. Basic Skills assessment in reading and mathematics first administered in 8th grade, written composition in 10th.
The state is in the process of phasing in the Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD), effective with the class of 2010. GRAD will assess writing in 9th grade, reading in 10th grade and mathematics in 11th grade. The rulemaking process will address remediation requirements.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||Yes, districts are required to develop a remediation plan for identified students.|
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma||Yes, the graduation incentives program is designed to allow students who have experienced or are experiencing difficulty in the traditional education system to enroll in alternative programs. |
Eligible students include those under 21 who:
Eligible programs that students may enroll in include area learning centers which grant diplomas to students successfully completing a program. Additionally, eligible students may enroll in postsecondary courses under the state's postsecondary enrollment options act. Students enrolling in postsecondary courses under this program must indicate whether credits earned will count as postsecondary credit, or as high school credits counting toward a high school diploma.
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||No|
|Sources||Remediation: MINN. R. § 3501.0110, 2007 H.F. 2245, department of education Web site, accessed 8/10/2007
Individual Learning Plans: MINN. R. § 3501.0110
Alternatives: MINN. STAT. ANN. § 124D.68, MINN. STAT. ANN. § 124D.09