Table 1.

Framework for analyzing remediation plans

Content of remediation plan
Types of difficulties27Affective, cognitive, structural or organizational, interpersonal
Remedial methods usedWhat remediation strategies are identified and are they adequate for the diagnosed difficulty?
Severity of the difficultiesSlight: 0% to 30% of rotations failed before remediation began
Moderate: 31% to 49% of rotations failed before remediation began
Severe: 50% or more of rotations failed before remediation began
Implementation process
Latency and duration of the remediation periodLatency: time between the first sign of academic difficulty (poor rotation assessment results, ie, below expectations or failure) and the beginning of the remediation period
Duration: number of remediation periods (1 period is 4 wk)
Quality criteria for remediation plans
  • Good: if it met all criteria or only 1 criterion was unmet

  • Average: 2 criteria unmet

  • Poor: > 2 criteria unmet

  • Duration of remediation is specified

  • Someone is made responsible for remediation process

  • A contract is signed by the student and the person in charge of remediation

  • Specific diagnosis is described

  • Remediation objectives are stated

  • Remediation methods are well-defined (coherent, precise)

  • Action plan and deadlines are included (who does what and when)

  • Various stages of the remediation plan are documented

  • Assessment report is included