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CREDIT RECOVERY

 

Credit recovery is a course‐specific, standards-based extended learning opportunity for students who have previously been unsuccessful in mastering the standards required to receive course credit or earn promotion. Credit recovery programs, in general, have a primary focus of helping students stay in school and graduate on time.

 

a.              Admission and Removal

 

i.               Students shall not be admitted or enrolled in credit recovery courses unless all of the following are true:

 

1. The student’s parent or legal guardian gives written consent for the student to enroll in the proposed credit recovery course. Parents/guardians should be informed that not all postsecondary institutions will accept credit recovery courses for credit and that the NCAA Clearinghouse will not accept credit recovery courses for credit.

 

2. The student has previously taken an initial, non-credit recovery section of the proposed course. Credit recovery is designed to be a remediation option for students, and a credit recovery course shall not be the first time a student is exposed to the course content.

 

3. The student mastered at least fifty percent (50%) of the course standards as evidenced by the course grade in a non-credit recovery section of the course or a diagnostic assessment. Students who mastered below fifty percent (50%) of the course standards as evidenced by the course grade in a non-credit recovery section of the course or a diagnostic assessment, must retake the course.

 

ii. If a student is seeking to recover credit for the first semester of a two (2)-semester course, the student may not receive the full credit for the course until they have enrolled in and passed the second semester of the course and taken any applicable End of Course examinations.

 

iii. Students may be removed from credit recovery programs for issues related to attendance, discipline, availability of coursework, availability of space, appropriate progress, and grades.

 

iv. Lenoir City Schools shall track and designate students enrolled in credit recovery courses as directed by the Tennessee Department of Education.

 

b.              Instruction

 

i.  Students enrolled in any credit recovery courses must be assigned to a teacher of record.

 

ii. Credit recovery teachers of record must be endorsed and certified in any content area(s) for   which they oversee credit recovery courses.

 

iii. Credit recovery teachers of record must be responsible for reviewing initial student diagnostic results; assisting in determining appropriate goals, coursework, and assignments for students; working closely with credit recovery facilitators on class content and instruction; and reviewing final student work.

 

iv. Credit recovery facilitators may be responsible for day-to-day oversight and facilitation of credit recovery programs, under the guidance of the credit recovery teacher of record.

 

v. Lenoir City Schools shall ensure that credit recovery facilitators receive training pertaining to the credit recovery course organization, online instruction management, and related technology.

 

vi. Lenoir City Schools shall ensure that all credit recovery courses:

 

1. Align with Tennessee’s current academic standards for the relevant course content area, as approved by the State Board of Education.

 

2. Are able to differentiate instruction to address individual student growth needs based on diagnostic assessment or End of Course data.

 

vii. Credit Recovery content may be delivered through instructional technology.

 

viii. Students in Credit Recovery programs:

 

1. Shall complete a course standard-specific diagnostic to determine standard-specific goals.

 

2. Shall meet individual standard-specific goals in a flexible time frame as established by identified student need.

 

3. May be required to complete additional assignments as directed by the credit recovery teacher of record.

 

3. Shall master all individualized standard-specific goals and assignments as established by the diagnostic process and the credit recovery teacher of record, in order to earn credit.

 

c.              Grades

 

i. Students passing credit recovery shall receive a grade of seventy percent (70%).

 

ii. The student transcript shall denote that the credit was attained through credit recovery.

 

iii. The original failing grade will be listed on the transcript, but shall not factor into

the students GPA, in accordance with the State Board of Education’s Uniform Grading Policy (3.103).

 

  1. Procedure for students who complete and fail a virtual course during the term in which the student enrolled in the course:

    • Eligible to participate in Credit Recovery per Lenoir City Schools regular credit recovery guidelines

  1. The iLearn Institute counselor will work with institute teachers to design credit recovery plans per LCHS guidelines.

  1. Procedure for students who do not complete a Canvas Course by the end of the term in which the student is enrolled in the course:

    • Eligible to participate in iLearn Institute Credit Repair using the following guidelines

  1. On the first teacher work day after the end of the term during which the course was assigned, zeros will be averaged into the grade for each assignment not completed.

  2. If the final grade (after zeros are averaged in) is below 70, the student will enter Credit Repair and complete all coursework.