State Compensatory Education: 2014-2015

State Compensatory Education (SCE) is a supplemental program designed to eliminate disparities in (a) student performance on assessment instruments administered under chapter 39 of the Texas Education Code (1995, amended 2013), and (b) the rates of high school completion between students who are at risk of dropping out of school, as defined by Texas Education Code 29.081 (1995, amended 2013), and all other students. SCE funds must be used for programs or services that are supplemental to the regular education program and aim to increase the performance of students identified as at risk of dropping out of school, and school districts must provide accelerated instruction to each student in any subject in which the student failed to perform satisfactorily on an end-of-course assessment instrument required for graduation. Each year, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) allocates a portion of funding for SCE programs and services. This report describes the AISD at-risk student population and expenditures for 2014–2015, and longitudinal disparity between performance of at-risk and not-at-risk students.