EHBC(LEGAL) - SPECIAL PROGRAMS: COMPENSATORY/ACCELERATED SERVICES

Compensatory Education Allotment

Census Block

Use

  1. Fund supplemental programs and services, including services provided by an instructional coach, designed to eliminate any disparity in performance on assessment instruments administered under Education Code Chapter 39, Subchapter B or disparity in the rates of high school completion between:
    1. Students who are educationally disadvantaged and students who are not educationally disadvantaged; and
    2. Students at risk of dropping out of school, as defined below, and all other students; or
  2. Support a program eligible under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [see AID], and its subsequent amendments, and by federal regulations implementing that Act.

Dropout Prevention Strategies

  1. Design a dropout recovery plan that includes career and technology education courses or technology applications courses that lead to industry or career certification;
  2. Integrate into the dropout recovery plan research-based strategies to assist students in becoming able academically to pursue postsecondary education, including:
    1. High-quality, college readiness instruction with strong academic and social supports;
    2. Secondary to postsecondary bridging that builds college readiness skills, provides a plan for college completion, and ensures transition counseling; and
    3. Information concerning appropriate supports available in the first year of postsecondary enrollment to ensure postsecondary persistence and success, to the extent funds are available for the purpose; and
  3. Plan to offer advanced academic and transition opportunities, including dual credit courses and college preparatory courses, such as advanced placement courses.

Educationally Disadvantaged Students

Student Eligibility

  1. Parent certification, where the parent or guardian asserts meeting the income requirements for eligibility;
  2. Direct certification, where the process by which eligible children are certified for free meals without the need for a household application based on household participation in one or more federal assistance programs; or
  3. Direct verification, where public records are used to verify a student's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals when verification of student eligibility is required.

Virtual School Network

Definition of At-Risk Student

  1. Except as provided by TEA rule or if retained in prekindergarten under Education Code 28.02124 [see EIE], was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years, unless the student did not advance from prekindergarten or kindergarten to the next grade level only as a result of the request of the student's parent;
  2. If the student is in grades 7–12, 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 a state assessment instrument 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 grades 1–3, 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 a DAEP in accordance with Education Code 37.006 during the preceding or current school year;
  7. Has been expelled in accordance with Education Code 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 an emergent bilingual student, 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 [see FD];
  13. Resided in the preceding school year or resides in the current school year in a residential placement facility in a 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 Penal Code 1.07; or
  15. Is enrolled in a district or a campus that is designated as a dropout recovery school under Education Code 39.0548.

Local Eligibility Criteria

Designing and Implementing Services

Services After Unsatisfactory Performance on State Assessments

Accelerated Learning Committee

  1. The third grade mathematics or reading assessment;
  2. The fifth grade mathematics or reading assessment; or
  3. The eighth grade mathematics or reading assessment.

Composition

Educational Plan

Failure in a Subsequent School Year

  1. Identify the reason the student did not perform satisfactorily; and
  2. Determine, in order to ensure the student performs satisfactorily on the assessment instrument at the next administration of the assessment instrument, whether the educational plan developed for the student must be modified to provide the necessary accelerated instruction for that student and any additional resources are required for that student.

ARD Meeting

Parent Request

Classroom Assignment

Accelerated Instruction

  1. Allow the student to be assigned a classroom teacher who is certified as a master, exemplary, or recognized teacher under the local optional teacher designation system [see DEAA] for the subsequent school year in the applicable subject area; or
  2. Provide the student supplemental instruction under Education Code 28.0211(a-4) [see below].

Participation Requirements

  1. Instruction in the foundation curriculum and enrichment curriculum adopted under Education Code 28.002 [see EHA series] for the grade level in which the student is enrolled; or
  2. Recess or other physical activity that is available to other students enrolled in the same grade level.

Supplemental Instruction Requirements

  1. Include targeted instruction in the essential knowledge and skills for the applicable grade levels and subject area;
  2. Be provided in addition to instruction normally provided to students in the grade level in which the student is enrolled;
  3. Be provided for no less than 30 total hours during the subsequent summer or school year and, unless the instruction is provided fully during summer, include instruction no less than once per week during the school year;
  4. Be designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area;
  5. Include effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction;
  6. Be provided to a student individually or in a group of no more than three students, unless the parent or guardian of each student in the group authorizes a larger group;
  7. Be provided by a person with training in the applicable instructional materials for the supplemental instruction and under the oversight of the district; and
  8. To the extent possible, be provided by one person for the entirety of the student's supplemental instruction period.

Transportation

Notice to Parents of Performance and Accelerated Instruction

Assessments Not Required

  1. Is enrolled in a course in the subject intended for students above the student's grade level and will be administered an assessment instrument adopted or developed under Education Code 39.023(a) [see EKB] that aligns with the curriculum for the course in which the student is enrolled; or
  2. Is enrolled in a course in the subject for which the student will receive high school academic credit and will be administered an end-of-course assessment instrument [see EKB] for the course.

Accelerated Instruction After EOC Assessments

Effectiveness

Dropout Recovery Education Programs

Communities in Schools

Optional Extended Year Program

Optional Flexible Year Program

Optional Flexible School Day Program

  1. Have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out of school as defined by Education Code 29.081;
  2. Attend a campus that is implementing an innovative redesign of the campus or an early college high school under a plan approved by the commissioner; or
  3. As a result of attendance requirements under Education Code 25.092, will be denied credit for one or more classes in which the students have been enrolled.

Tutorial Services

Basic Skills Programs

After-School and Summer Intensive Mathematics and Science Programs

  1. Students who are not performing at grade level in mathematics or science to assist those students in performing at grade level;
  2. Students who are not performing successfully in a mathematics course or science course to assist those students in successfully completing the course; or
  3. Other students as determined by the district.
  1. Determining student eligibility for participating in the program that:
    1. Prescribes the grade level or course a student must be enrolled in to be eligible; and
    2. Provides for considering teacher recommendations in determining eligibility;
  2. Ensuring that parents of or persons standing in parental relation to eligible students are provided notice of the program;
  3. Ensuring that eligible students are encouraged to attend the program;
  4. Ensuring that the program is offered at one or more locations in the district that are easily accessible to eligible students; and
  5. Measuring student progress on completion of the program.

Mentoring Services Program

Accelerated Reading Instruction Program

Intensive Program of Instruction

State Assessments

  1. Enable the student to:
    1. To the extent practicable, perform at the student's grade level at the conclusion of the next regular school term; or
    2. Attain a standard of annual growth specified by a district and reported by the district to TEA; and
  2. If applicable, carry out the purposes of Education Code 28.0211. [See EIE]

Students Receiving Special Education Services

  1. Enable the student to attain a standard of annual growth on the basis of the student's individualized education program (IEP); and
  2. If applicable, carry out the purposes of Education Code 28.0211. [See EIE]

Graduation Requirements

No Cause of Action

College Preparatory Courses

  1. For students at the 12th grade level whose performance on:
    1. An end-of-course assessment instrument required under Education Code 39.023(c) does not meet college readiness standards; or
    2. Coursework, a college entrance examination, or an assessment instrument designated under Education Code 51.334 [Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment] indicates that the student is not ready to perform entry-level college coursework; and
  2. To prepare students for success in entry-level college courses.

Faculty

Notice

Credit Earned

Dual Credit

Instructional Materials

End-of-Course Exam

Valley Mills ISD

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UPDATE 118

DATE ISSUED: 10/18/2021