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Remediation (K-12)What States Are Doing (Additional Resources)
What States Are Doing
Selected Research & Readings

No Child Left Behind--Supplemental Services
Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Developmental/Remediation/Placement
Scheduling/School Calendar--Summer School

Third Grade Reading Policies PDF - This paper outlines state policies relating to 3rd-grade reading proficiency, including identification of, intervention for, and retention of struggling readers in the P-3 grades. The paper provides a state-by-state policy summary, sample statutory language, and highlights from bills enacted this year. (Stephanie Rose, ECS, August 2012) ...

Examples of State Remediation Policies MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote provides examples of state remediation policies in the following areas: (1) general policies, (2) early learning, (3) high school, (4) those targeted at specific districts within a state, (5) homeschooled students and (5) postsecondary students. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, August 2005)...

Summer Remediation Policies MS Word PDF - For years various states have chosen the summer months as an ideal opportunity to offer remediation to their students. Currently, 35 states and the District of Columbia have summer remediation policies. This ECS StateNote summarizes and provides statutory references for these policies. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, August 2005) ...

Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation - The United States wastes more than $3.7 billion a year because too many students are not learning the basic skills needed to succeed in college or work while they are in high school. This report argues for better preparation in high school in order to reduce the need for remediation at the postsecondary level. (Alliance for Excellent Education, August 2006) ...

Mandating Supplemental Intervention Services: Is New York State Doing Enough to Help All Students Succeed? - This study examines the content and implementation of New York state’s policy requiring Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to be provided to every student achieving below grade-level proficiency. Findings are reported on numerous areas, including how students were identified for program participation and exit, percentage of students participating, who staffs AIS programs, when and where AIS services were offered, and if/how AIS instructional strategies differed from regular classroom practices. The authors also analyzed whether specific practices were more or less common in wealthy communities, in higher-achieving districts or in districts posting greater performance gains since implementation of the new Regents standards and AIS regulation. The authors conclude, “With some caveats, the AIS policy mandate has encouraged local districts to adhere to guidelines promoting near universal policy response of providing supplemental instruction for eligible students.” (Kieran M. Killeen and John W. Sipple, Education Policy Analysis Archives, March 2005)...

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