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 offer remedial services.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Through performance on Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) or district selected assessments.
When: 9th-12th grade
Subject Areas: Reading, writing and mathematics. (Science effective class of 2010)
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||Yes, individual student learning plans must be implemented for each student in 8th-12th grade who was unsuccessful in a Washington Assessment of Student Learning content area the previous year.|
|State provides alternatives for at-risk/out-of-school youth to earn a standard high school diploma||Yes, community college high school diploma programs enable students to earn a high school diploma without attending a high school. Programs of study are determined through evaluation of a student's previous educational records. For students over 18 years old, evaluative testing may also
be used to determine the student's
Students over the age of 18 can earn a high school diploma by satisfying minimum course requirements through one or more of the following methods:
|State policy requires district or state to evaluate student remediation program||Yes, districts receiving funds through the Learning Assistance Program are required to indicate how the program will be evaluated to determine direction for the next school year. Additionally, districts are required to inform parents of students receiving a learning plan of their child's progress and any necessary adjustments for the learning plan.|
|Sources||Remediation: WASH. ADMIN. CODE § 392-410-115, WASH. REV. STAT. §28A.655.061|
Remediation Evaluation: WASH. REV. CODE § 28A.165.025, WASH. REV. STAT. §28A.655.061
Individual Learning Plans: WASH. REV. STAT. §28A.655.061, State department of education Web site
Alternatives: WASH. ADMIN. CODE § 180-51-053