SPECIAL PROGRAMS: State Compensatory Education
State Compensatory Education is defined in the law as programs and/or services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school. The purpose is to increase the academic achievement and reduce the dropout rate of these students.
State Compensatory Education (SCE) is an array of programs and/or services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school (TEC 29.081). The purpose is to increase student academic achievement on state assessments and reduce the drop-out rate of identified at-risk students. The goal is to provide a challenging and meaningful instructional program to close the achievement gap between children at risk of dropping out of school and their peers.
According to state criteria, a student at risk of dropping out of school includes each student who is under 21 years of age and who:
- is in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or grade1, 2, or 3 and did not perform satisfactorily on a readiness test or assessment instrument administered during the current school year;
- is in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 and did not maintain an average equivalent to 70 on a scale of 100 in two or more subjects in the foundation curriculum during a semester in the preceding or current school year, or is not maintaining such an average in two or more subjects in the foundation curriculum in the current semester;
- was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years;
- once a child is retained at any grade, that student remains at-risk for dropping out of school for the remainder of their public school education career.
- Exception are those PK students whose parents have elected to have their child repeat PK
- did not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered to the student under Subchapter B, Chapter 39, and who has not in the previous or current school year subsequently performed on that instrument or another appropriate instrument at a level equal to at least 110 percent of the level of satisfactory performance on that instrument;
- is pregnant or is a parent;
- has been placed in an alternative education program in accordance with Section 37.006 during the preceding or current school year;
- has been expelled in accordance with Section 37.007 during the preceding or current school year;
- is currently on parole, probation, deferred prosecution, or other conditional release;
- was previously reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) to have dropped out of school;
- is a student of limited English proficiency, as defined by Section 29.052;
- is in the custody or care of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services or has, during the current school year, been referred to the department by a school official, officer of the juvenile court, or law enforcement official;
- is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302, and its subsequent amendments;
- resided in the preceding school year or resides in the current school year in a residential placement facility in the district, including a detention facility, substance abuse treatment facility, emergency shelter, psychiatric hospital, halfway house, or foster group home.
- A student is not considered an “at-risk” student if the student did not advance from prekindergarten or kindergarten to the next grade level only as the result of the request of the student’s parent. (81stLegislature, House Bill 2703)
Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD use its compensatory funds to pay for intervention instructors, tutorial services before and after school, supplemental dyslexia services, and services to students placed in DAEP.
Funding expenditures for State Compensatory Education, along with No Child Left Behind, are determined through development of the COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENTS for the district and campuses and outlined in the DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
DISTRICT PROGRAMS FUNDED WITH STATE COMPENSATORY FUNDS:
Pregnancy Related Services
General Education Homebound Services
STATE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS