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 are required to provide remediation.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Performance on state end-of-instruction tests.
When: 9th-12th grades, dependent upon when student takes class.
Subject Areas: English II, English III, U.S. History, Biology I, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry (The state is in the process of phasing in exams for all of the subjects, and starting with freshmen entering in 2008, students will be required to pass end-of-instruction exams in Algebra I, English II, and tests in two other subject areas. OKLA. STAT. TIT. 70, § 1210.523)
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||Yes, required alternative education programs must be designed to serve secondary school students in 6th-12th grades who are most at risk of not completing high school. Programs must include the development of a plan leading to graduation for each student in the program that will allow the student to participate in graduation exercises for the school district after meeting the requirements of the school district as specified in the individual graduation plan for that student.|
|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|
|Sources||Remediation: OKLA. STAT. TIT. 70, § 1210.508|
Individual Learning Plans: OKLA. STAT. TIT. 70 § 1210.568