Friday, July 26, 2013 11:57 AM
By MAUREEN HAYDEN
CNHI Statehouse Bureau
— The Indiana State Board of Education has voted to delay full
implementation of a new law that requires high schools to provide
remediation to students to who aren’t college-ready before they
The law, House Enrolled Act 1005, would have
required schools to start identifying 11th graders this coming school
year who are at risk of failing their senior-year graduation exams or
need remedial classes before beginning college work for credit. The law
would have also required high schools to start providing extra help to
those students in their senior year.
But the board voted
to narrow the scope of the law to a small group of students this coming
school year to give the state Department of Education more time to come
up with a plan to implement the law in full.
“I think schools will welcome the extra time,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.