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[Resource] What’s in Our Credit Recovery Planning Guide?

[Resource] What’s in Our Credit Recovery Planning Guide?

When the time comes for administrators and teachers to gather around and discuss what’s to become of their credit recovery program, our Credit Recovery Program Guide will be useful to follow and dig deep into the planning and decision-making process pertaining to implementation, tracking, and maintenance of your own program. 


Maybe your district is interested in establishing a brand-new credit recovery program. But, where do you begin? Our planning guide will steer you through this process with questions such as:

  • What will the criteria for student eligibility be?
    • Student request
    • Teacher/guidance counselor input
    • Cohort comparative data
    • Unit recovery
  • When will the program be offered to students?
    • Summer break
    • Set times during the school day
    • Before or after school/weekends
    • Anytime, year-round (online)
  • What are the expectations for the program content?
    • Is it aligned to state standards?
    • Do courses need to be customized?
    • Must students complete the entire course to earn credit?

Staying on Track

Once you’ve established a credit recovery program, now it’s time to maintain the program and keep it on track. Our guide will walk you through several best practice procedures to think about, such as:  

  • What procedures do students need to learn to navigate the program?
    • How to ask for help
    • How to log in and out of the program
    • How to navigate to assignments
  • In what ways can instructors check in with student to discuss progress?
    • Weekly progress meetings
    • One-on-one tutoring sessions
    • Whole-group knowledge check
    • Parent-teacher meetings

Program Management

The goal of a credit recovery program is to have students successfully go through it with improved chances of graduation. It’s important to have all stakeholders on the same page when it comes to successfully managing the program so that it runs smoothly. Our guide will help you begin these important conversations with checklists such as:

  • What topics should be discussed during educator group meetings (preferably all of the below options!):
    • Educator meeting scheduling
    • Student attendance and engagement
    • Instructional issues
    • Reporting best practices
    • Remediation strategies

We know that there are many ways to plan for, run, and maintain a credit recovery program. Utilize our guide to get your started on the right track to supporting student graduation success!

For more best practices surround credit recovery, take a look at our three-part blog series from the perspective of our Edmentum Professional Services team:

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Fabiola Garcia

Fabiola Garcia happily joined the Edmentum family in the summer of 2014 and spent several years in the support and sales teams before serving as a Marketing Specialist. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Sociology with a Social Science Research Methods certificate from Texas Woman's University. Fabiola is passionate about education and wishes to jumpstart educators and students on a path toward success by sharing resources and tools that will streamline their time spent inside and outside of the classroom.