State Compensatory Services
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:
1. was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years; [excludes prekindergarten or kindergarten students who were not advanced as a result of a documented request by the student’s parent under TEC 29.081 (d-1).]
2. 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;
3. did not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered to the student under TEC 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. is in prekindergarten, kindergarten or grade 1, 2, or 3 and 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 TEC §37.006 during the preceding or current school year;
7. has been expelled in accordance with TEC §37.007 during the preceding or current school year;
8. is currently on parole, probation, deferred prosecution, or other conditional release;
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 TEC §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 11434 (a), 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.
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.
Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD uses its compensatory funds to pay for intervention instructors during the school day, tutorial services before and after school, and services to students placed in DAEP.