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The Connections Process

 


 

  1. A. The Connections Process replaces Louisiana’s PreGED/Skills Option Program. Connections is a one year process for overage students to receive targeted instruction and accelerated remediation aimed at attaining a High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma (by passage of GED tests), or State-approved Skills Certificate.  The process includes a Connections Profile to track the following elements:  academic and behavioral interventions; mentoring; job skills training; TABE locator and battery assessments; committee reviews; parent meetings; individual prescriptions for instruction; individual graduation plans and exiting pathways.  A school system shall implement the Connections Process and shall obtain approval from the DOE at least 60 days prior to establishment.

NOTE: Refer to High Stakes Testing Policy in Bulletin 1566-Guidelines for Pupil Progression Plans.

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  • B.  A program application describing the Connections Process shall be submitted and shall address the following program requirements.

    -Students who shall be 15 years of age or older by September 30th and are two years behind their 

     peers academically.  In addition, current PreGED/Skills Option students are eligible for entrance into 

     one of the exiting pathways, pending committee review.

     - Enrollment is voluntary and requires parent/guardian consent.

     - Counseling/mentoring is a required component of the program.

     -The program shall have both an academic component and a career readiness component.    

     -Traditional Carnegie credit course work may be offered.  Districts are encouraged to work with   

       local postsecondary institutions, youth-serving entities, and/or businesses to enhance course 

       offerings, content, and partnerships for promoting college and career readiness.

     -There shall be three exiting pathways for the Connections Process student provided the student 

       has completed all requirements for LEAP or LAA2 (if applicable) testing. In addition, high School 

       Diploma and GED students may work on an Industry Based Certification (recommended TABE

       Reading Grade Level Score=8.0).

       a. High School Diploma (Accelerated Pathway: Core or Career Diploma)Pathway for students 

          meeting the following goals/targets:

          i. Reading Grade Level Score=9.0;

          ii. Additional criteria to include Connections Committee review of student progress (ex. 

             WorkKeys/KeyTrain or Career Ready 101 scores) to determine exiting pathway

        b. GED Pathway for students meeting the following recommended goals/targets:

            i. TABE Reading Grade Level Score=7.0 to be considered for the Pre-GED  Pathway and TABE  

               Reading Grade Level Score=9.0 To be considered for the GED Pathway

           ii. Additional criteria to include Connections Committee review of student progress (ex. 

              WorkKeys/KeyTrain or Career Ready 101 scores) to determine exiting pathway

        c.  State-approved Skills Certificate for students meeting the following recommended

             goals/targets

             i.  TABE Reading Grade Level Score=5.0

             ii.  Additional criteria to include Connections Committee review of student progress (ex.  

                 WorkKeys/KeyTrain or Career Ready 101 scores) to determine exiting pathway

  C.  While enrolled as an eighth grader in the Connections Process, they shall be required to take 

        the eighth grade LEAP or LAA2 (if applicable).

  D.  Further information on full process implementation can be found in the Connections Process  

       handbook on the Louisiana Department of Education website.

 

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