Compensatory Education Allotment

  1. Who is educationally disadvantaged; or
  2. Who does not have a disability and resides in a residential placement facility in a district in which the student's parent or legal guardian does not reside.


  1. A mentoring services program under Education Code 29.089;
  2. An accelerated reading instruction program under Education Code 28.006(g) for students at risk of dropping out of school as defined by Education Code 29.081(d) and (g);
  3. A program for treatment of students who have dyslexia or a related disorder, as required by Education Code 38.003, for students at risk of dropping out of school as defined by Education Code 29.081(d) and (g); and
  4. A program under Education Code 29.081 specifically designed to serve students at risk of dropping out of school.

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.

Definition of At-Risk Student

  1. 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 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 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. 11302 and its subsequent amendments [see FD]; or
  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.

Local Eligibility Criteria

Compensatory, Intensive, and Accelerated Instruction

Accelerated Instruction


Dropout Recovery Education Programs

Communities in Schools

Optional Extended Year Program

Optional Flexible Year Program

Program Criteria

Optional Flexible School Day Program

Program Criteria

  1. Provide flexibility in the number of hours each day a student attends;
  2. Provide flexibility in the number of days each week a student attends;
  3. Allow a student to enroll in less than or more than a full course load; or
  4. Allow a student to enroll in a dropout recovery program in which courses are conducted online.

Education Code 29.0822(b)(c)

Student Eligibility

  1. Have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out of school, as defined above at Definition of At-Risk Student;
  2. Attend a campus that is implementing an innovative redesign;
  3. Attend a community-based dropout recovery education program, as defined by Education Code 29.081(e-1) and (e-2);
  4. Attend an early college high school under a plan approved by the commissioner; or
  5. 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.

Extracurricular Participation

Annual Performance Review

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

Maximum Allowable Indirect Cost

  1. No more than 48 percent for indirect costs related to:
    1. Compensatory education,
    2. Bilingual education and special language programs, and
    3. Special education.
  2. No more than 45 percent for indirect costs related to gifted and talented education programs.
  3. No more than 42 percent for indirect costs related to career and technical education programs.

College Preparatory Courses

  1. For students at the twelfth 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.



Credit Earned

Dual Credit

Instructional Materials

End-of-Course Exam

Houston ISD



DATE ISSUED: 1/28/2019