Domestic Public Policy

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

Grant Year: 2019

Umut Özek will examine whether a state policy requiring low-performing middle and high school students to take remedial classes can improve academic performance and raise 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 appear in a report and a series of policy briefs.

American Institutes for Research Domestic Public Policy