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State Comp Ed

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State Compensatory Education    
State Compensatory Education (SCE)
What it is… State financial special allotment funding for programs and/or services designed to supplement the regular education programs for students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school (TEC29.081.) The purpose of SCE is to increase academic achievement and reduce the drop-out rate of students identified as at-risk. The goal is to provide a challenging and meaningful instructional program to close the achievement gap between students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school and their peers.    


Identifying At-Risk Students

Fourteen criteria for identifying students who are at-risk of dropping out of school:

 “…student at risk of dropping out of school” includes each student who is under 26 years of age and who:  

1. Was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years;  

2. If the student is in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, 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;  

3. 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;  

4. If the student is in prekindergarten, kindergarten, or grade 1,2, or 3, did not perform satisfactorily on a readiness test or assessment instrument administered during the current school year;  

5. Is pregnant or is a parent;  

6. Has been placed in an alternative education program in accordance with Section 37.006 during the preceding or current school year;  

7. Has been expelled in accordance with Section 37.007 during the preceding or current school year;  

8. Is currently on parole, probation, deferred prosecution, or other conditional releases;  

9. Was previously reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) to have dropped out of school;  

10. Is a student of limited English proficiency, as defined by Section 29.052;  

11. Is in the custody or care of the Department of Family and Protective 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;  

12. Is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302, and its subsequent amendments;  

13. 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, cottage home operation, specialized child-care home, or general residential operation; or  

14. Has been incarcerated or has a parent or guardian who has been incarcerated, within the lifetime of the student, in a penal institution as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code