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Best Practices in Remedial Education

Best Practices in Remedial Education 

Missouri is working and utilizing current research to implement best practices in reducing remedial education.  To ensure our students are graduating college-content ready, the State Board of Education adopted the new Missouri Learning Standards with input from institutions of higher education.  Feedback received helped shape standards that bridge the gap between secondary and postsecondary success.  

The Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE) also has recommended coursework, different than the state requirements for graduation, that can prepare students for material seen in college.  The most notable change in the line of coursework is the addition of the fourth year of mathematics.  More information can be found on pg. 24 of the Graduation Handbook

Resources for Remediation​

Current Missouri K-12 Intervention Strategies

Missouri schools have specific intervention strategies set in place to help curb the need for remediation in postsecondary education. Schools are encouraged to provide additional instruction and support for students who score below basic on state assessments.  These supports are encouraged by DESE by allowing districts to count remediation hours as attendance for state aid purposes, as specified in Section 167.640.3, RSMo.  Also, the Metropolitan School District Retired Teacher Program allows metropolitan schools to hire retired teachers to teach in areas that include, but are not limited to reading improvement, which may include elementary remedial reading and the Read to be Ready Program, math, science and special education.


Administrative Memos


Web Applications

Contact Information

Dr. M. Rene' Yoesel, LPC

Coordinator of School Counseling and Adult Education & Literacy

Chrissy Bashore

Director of School Counseling

Amber Ernst

Assistant Director of School Counseling

Cierra Griffin


Shana Duncan

Administrative Assistant