HB 377 Modifies provisions relating to remediation prevention for public school students

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SCS/HCS/HB 377 - This act modifies provisions relating to remediation prevention.

SECTION 167.903: Each public school student, during his or her seventh grade year, may develop a personal plan of study with help from the school's guidance counselors. Such a plan must be reviewed at least annually by school personnel and the student's parent or guardian and updated based upon the needs of the student. Each plan must present a sequence of courses and experiences that conclude with the student reaching his or her postsecondary goals, with implementation of the plan of study transferring to the program of postsecondary education or training upon the student's high school graduation without need for remediation at the postsecondary level. Components to be included in the plan are described in the act.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must develop a process for recognition of a district's program for developing personalized plans of study for all students entering seventh grade.

SECTION 167.905: By July 1, 2017, each school district must develop a policy and implement a measurable system for identifying students in their ninth grade year, or students who transfer into the school after their ninth grade year, who are at risk of not being ready for college-level work or for entry-level career positions. Each system is subject to approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Components to be included in policy are described in the act.

By January 1, 2016, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must develop a process for recognition of a district's program of academic and career counseling for students who have been identified as being at risk of dropping out or at risk of not being ready for college-level coursework or for an entry-level career position.

SECTION 173.750: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must conduct a review of its policies and procedures relating to remedial education in light of best practices, as described in the act. The Department must present its results to the Joint Committee on Education by October 31, 2016.

By July 1, 2018, the Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, must develop a report that analyzes the results of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education's annual report relative to student performance on the statewide assessments for English I and Algebra I.

This act is identical to provisions contained in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 172 (2015).

MICHAEL RUFF


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