State Compensatory Education (SCE) State Compensatory Education is defined in 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 of State Compensatory Education is to increase academic achievement and reduce the dropout rate of these identified students.
Senate Bill 702 requires each school district to identify students who meet the state criteria for being at-risk of dropping out of school, provide appropriate services to these students and to document and evaluate the effectiveness of the SCE program/services in reducing any disparity in performance on assessment instruments or any disparity in the rates of high school completion between students identified as at-risk and students who are not at-risk. SCE resources must be supplemental to regular education funds in the district. (Supplement vs. Supplant issue) SCE resources must be redirected when evaluations indicate that programs and/or services are unsuccessful in producing desired results for students at-risk of dropping out of school.
House Bill 3459 amended certain Texas Education Codes to require that District and Campus Improvement Plans be the primary record supporting expenditures attributed to the SCE program and that the SCE program must be described in the Campus Improvement Plan to reflect campus-specific activities. Programs must be based on campus needs assessments for students who are identified as at-risk.
Valley View I.S.D. adheres to the state guidelines for the identification of at-risk students. The identification process includes any student under the age of 21 who meets one or more of the state’s thirteen at-risk criteria and is, therefore, determined to be in danger of dropping out school.
Law requires the District/Campus Plan and is the primary record supporting expenditures attributed to the State Compensatory Education Program.
Support of Title I. Part A School-Wide Program
SCE funds may be used to upgrade the entire educational program on a school-wide campus as long as the SCE funds allocated to the campus are supplemental to the costs of the regular education program and as long as the campus continues to meet, at a minimum the 40% poverty threshold.
SCE Program implemented under the flexibility of Title I, Part A School-wide program will follow the same rules and regulation that govern the Title I, Part A Program.
PROGRAMS: Programs/activities supported, all or partially, include:
1.- Academic Support Teacher
2.- Academic Support Teacher High School
3.- Alternative Schools
4.- At-Risk Assistance Program - Elementary
5.- Bilingual /ESL Supplemental Program (Language Support)
6.- Bilingual /ESL Supplemental Summer Program
7.- Elementary Tutoring Program
8.- High School/Early College Tutoring Program
9.- High School Credit Retrieval
10.- Math Supplemental Program
11.- Middle/Jr. High School Tutoring Program
12.- Newcomer Program
13.- Reading Supplemental Program
14.- School Age Parenting
15.- Summer STAAR Tutorial Program