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Chapter 6. Curriculum And Instruction Subchapter 1. Programs, Courses And Classes Article 3. Probation And Dismissal   

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(a) A student's need for remedial coursework shall be determined using appropriate assessment instruments, methods, or procedures administered pursuant to subchapter 6 (commencing with section 55500) of this chapter. However, except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section, no student shall receive more than 30 semester units (or 45 quarter units) of credit for remedial coursework. Students having exhausted the unit limitation shall be referred for further remedial work to appropriate adult noncredit education services provided by a college, adult school, community-based organization, or other appropriate local provider.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "remedial coursework" refers to nondegree-applicable basic skills courses as defined in subdivision (j) of section 55000.

(c) The following students are exempted from the limitation on remedial coursework described in subdivision (a) of this section:

(1) Students enrolled in one or more courses of English as a Second Language (ESL);

(2) Students identified by the district as having a learning disability as defined in section 56036.

(d) The governing board of a district may provide a waiver of the limitation on remedial coursework with respect to any student who shows significant, measurable progress toward the development of skills appropriate to his or her enrollment in degree-applicable credit courses. Such waivers, if granted, shall be provided pursuant to locally developed standards which are reviewed and approved by the governing board. The standards shall include provisions which ensure that waivers are only given for specified periods of time or for specified numbers of units.

(e) A student who does not attain full eligibility status for degree-applicable credit courses within the limit described in subdivision (a) of this section shall, unless provided with a waiver, be restricted to taking only noncredit courses, nondegree-applicable courses which do not involve remediation, and those degree-applicable credit courses which do not have basic skills prerequisites or advisories on recommended preparation.

(f) A student may, upon successful completion of appropriate "remedial coursework," or upon demonstration of skills levels which will reasonably assure success in degree-applicable credit courses, request reinstatement to proceed with such coursework.

(g) The governing board of each district shall submit, through the established Management Information System, information necessary to enable the Chancellor to determine the following:

(1) The effect of this section on students by sex, age, and ethnicity;

(2) Success rates for students enrolled in "remedial coursework;"

(3) Attrition rates for students enrolled in "remedial coursework;"

(4) Rates at which students are referred to and enroll in adult noncredit instruction;

(5) Rates at which students who are referred to adult noncredit instruction subsequently enroll in degree-applicable credit courses;

(6) Term-to-term persistence rates for students;

(7) Rates at which students enter employment immediately after completing remedial coursework;

(8) The extent to which students are exempted from the limitation specified in subdivision (b);

(9) The extent to which students receive waivers, as authorized by subdivision (d); and

(10) The rate at which students are dismissed as described in subdivision (e).

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901


Education Code 84500

(Added by Register 2007, No. 35.)