LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN: Improve intervention plan for low-performing students
By Rochelle Williams, Policy Analyst
April 7, 2009
- Mending the state's Personal Education Plan program is vital for parents and students.
- Forty-nine percent of students in grades three through eight did not earn the equivalent of a passing grade on end-of-grade reading and math tests during the 2007-08 school year.
- Schools must do a better job of utilizing personal education plans to help students before they fail.
- Legislators should support HB 804, which amends the law regarding personal education plans, so that schools are collaborating with parents and providing remediation plans for every student at risk of academic failure.