REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT
In 1997, the Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill 482 (Chapter 473, Statutes of Nevada 1997 ) directing the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) to provide certain information to Nevada school districts on enrollments in remedial courses within the NSHE and the costs associated with providing that instruction. Codified in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 396.548, the mandate states the following:
The Board of Regents shall require employees of the System to provide to the Board of Trustees of each school district of this state, as appropriate, information regarding the:
Number of pupils who graduated from a high school in the district in the immediately preceding year and enrolled in remedial courses in reading, writing or mathematics at a university, state college or community college within the System.
Costs incurred by the System in providing remedial instruction pursuant to subsection 1.
The data necessary to satisfy this requirement are summarized in this report.
This report includes information on students who graduated from a Nevada high school and enrolled in at least one remedial math or English course, or college level course with supplemental remedial instruction, at an NSHE institution in the following summer, fall, or spring semesters. The report excludes any data for which a positive match to an NSHE institution could not be made. Remedial enrollments are provided by district and high school.
The cost of remedial instruction to the state is calculated using information from the NSHE operating budget. Effective Fall 2006, remedial courses at the universities are self-funded and delivered at no cost to the state; therefore the cost of delivering remedial courses at the universities is not included in the cost calculations.