The purpose of the State Compensatory Education (SCE)
program is to supplement the regular – or basic – education program with compensatory, intensive, and/or accelerated instruction. The program requires Texas public school districts and charter schools to offer additional accelerated instruction to each student who meets one or more statutory or locally-defined eligibility criteria in order to reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39 TEC, or disparity in the rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other LEA students.
Statutes and correspondence related to the SCE program are listed below.
Texas Education Code §28.0217 relates to satisfactory performance on state assessment instruments and providing accelerated instruction to certain students.
Texas Education Code §29.081 defines the purpose of the program and the statutory criteria for determining whether a student is at risk of dropping out of high school.
Texas Education Code §29.089 allows school districts and charter schools to fund mentoring programs with state compensatory education funds.
Texas Education Code §42.152 provides the method for TEA to calculate school district and charter school allotments.
2015–2016 State Compensatory Education Funding and Implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (To the Administrator Addressed Letter dated April 4, 2014)
Student Success Initiative and Accelerated Instruction (To the Administrator Addressed Letter dated April 9, 2014)
Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 2, Rule §61.1027 related to the eligible student count for the compensatory education allotment.
Texas Administrative Code Title 19, Part 2, Rule §105.11 related to maximum allowable indirect cost.