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, local boards required to provide services.|
|State specifies a process for identifying students to receive additional subject time in certain subject areas||How: Students who meet at least two of the following criteria: (1) are one or more years behind their age group in the number of high school credits attained; (2) two or more years behind their age group in basic skill levels, as measured by formal and informal assessment; (3) habitual truants; (4) parents; or (5) adjudicated delinquents.
When: Students between 9th-12th grades. (Policy also pertains to students in 5th-8th grade who meet certain criteria.)
Subject Areas: Includes reading and mathematics.
|State requires individual learning plans for at-risk students||Yes, school boards are required to identify at risk students enrolled in the district and annually develop a plan describing how the board will meet their needs.|
|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||Yes, districts eligible for state aid for children at risk programs are required to annually report on the number of students:
|Sources||Remediation: WIS. STAT. ANN. § 118.153, WIS. ADMIN. CODE § PI 25.01 - WIS. ADMIN. CODE § PI 25.07
Remediation Evaluation: WIS. ADMIN. CODE § PI 25.03 and WIS. ADMIN. CODE § PI 25.07
Individual Learning Plans: WIS. STAT. ANN. § 118.153