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

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

Providing effective remediation for students who are struggling academically is an issue faced by every state in the nation, and states continue to develop and implement strategies and practices to address this. The new demands of the Common Core State Standards, however, are prompting many states to reevaulate remediation policies.

Remediation policies vary considerably among and within states, with some tailored to specific subject areas such as reading while others are broader, seeking to remediate deficiencies in a number of subjects, and others still seek to eliminate academic deficiencies in entire schools or districts with especially high numbers of students who are not academically proficient. Funding methods also vary, with polices funded entirely by the state, through the use of local or federal funds or through a combination of state, local and federal funds.

Students are identified as in need of remediation in a number of ways, including individual teacher determination or performance on statewide assessment tests. Programs also can take place any time of year, with many states offering programs during the summer in addition to the regular school year. Programs offered during the school year can take place before or after school, or be offered during the regular school day.

This Issue Site provides examples of state policies and relevant research to assist policymakers in tackling this difficult and important issue. Related issues include supplemental services mandated under No Child Left Behind and remediation at the postsecondary level. For those interested in these topics, please see our ECS Issue Sites on postsecondary remediation and supplemental services.


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