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6171.1 Remedial Instruction


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored

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Students who perform below acceptable levels on statewide assessments of the Core Curriculum Content Standards shall participate in remedial programs. Proficiency shall also be evaluated through multiskills assessment, standardized tests, diagnostic instruments, teacher observation and student progress reports.


The programs shall include procedures to evaluate student achievement related to the remedial program objectives and standards. Continuous communication between teaching staff members and parents/ guardians of students participating in remedial educational programs shall be coordinated by the Superintendent of Schools. These programs shall be supplemental to the regular program and designed to assist students who have academic, social, economic or environmental needs that prevent them from succeeding in regular school programs.


All parents/guardians shall be notified in writing of a student’s need for a remedial/skill maintenance program and shall be encouraged to participate in its design.


Regulations governing these programs and procedures shall be reviewed and adopted by the board as required by law.


The Superintendent of Schools shall evaluate the remedial education programs each school year and report to the board of education as to their effectiveness in achieving and maintaining acceptable levels of student proficiency.


NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009

Adopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Remedial Instruction, Compensatory Instruction, Supplemental Instruction, Remedial Education


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-1 et seq. High School Graduation Standards

See particularly:

N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-2,

-3, -4, -6

N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.9 Student promotion and remediation; policies and procedures

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.3 Accountability

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.4 Annual review and evaluation of school districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 Graduation

N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts



Cross References: *4138.2 Private tutoring

*5120 Assessment of individual needs

*6141 Curriculum design/development

*6142 Subject fields

*6142.6 Basic skills

*6146 Graduation requirements

*6146.2 Promotion/retention

*6147 Standards of proficiency

*6171.3 At-risk and Title 1


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.


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