Domestic Public Policy

Do Remedial Courses in Middle and High School Really Help Students? Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

Grant Year: 2020


Umut Özek will examine whether a state policy requiring lowperforming middle and high school students to take remedial classes improves academic performance and raises high school graduation rates. He will analyze twelve years of data on Florida students in order to measure the academic progress of students who scored poorly on state reading and math assessments and were required to enroll in remedial classes in subsequent years. The project’s findings will be presented in a report and a series of policy briefs.

American Institutes for Research Domestic Public Policy

$102,738