State Compensatory Education (SCE)
What is SCE?
- The purpose of State Compensatory Education (SCE) programs is to improve the performance of students at risk of dropping out of school through direct instructional services.
- As a goal, the SCE programs seek to provide challenging and meaningful instructional methods to close the achievement gap among students at risk of dropping out of school and their peers.
- SCE services must be part of the delivery of academic instruction supplemental to the regular instructional program.
State Eligibility Criteria
A student at risk of dropping out of school includes each student who is under 21 years of age and who:
- is in prekindergarten, kindergarten or grade 1, 2, or 3 and did not perform satisfactorily on a readiness test or assessment instrument administered during the current school year;
- is in grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 and 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;
- was not advanced from one grade level to the next for one or more school years;
- did not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered to the student under Subchapter B, Chapter 39, 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;
- is pregnant or is a parent;
- has been placed in an alternative education program in accordance with Section 37.006 during the preceding or current school year;
- has been expelled in accordance with Section 37.007 during the preceding or current school year;
- is currently on parole, probation, deferred prosecution, or other conditional release;
- was previously reported through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) to have dropped out of school;
- is a student of limited English proficiency, as defined by Section 29.052;
- is in the custody or care of the Department of Protective and Regulatory 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;
- is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302, and its subsequent amendments; or
- Resided in the preceding school year or resides in the current school year in a residential placement facility in the district, including a detention facility, substance abuse treatment facility, emergency shelter, psychiatric hospital, halfway house, or foster group home.
Supplemental Education Services
SES Providers, We are extending an invitation to all SES Providers for the school year 2010-2011. Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), when a Title 1 Part A campus is identified for Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the School Improvement Program (SIP), the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) is required to arrange for the provision of Supplemental Education Services (SES) for students from low-income families.
SES is defined as tutoring opportunities for students that are free to parents and are in addition to instruction provided outside of the school day either before school, after school or on weekends. Provided in the areas of Reading, English Language Arts, Math and Science, these services must be high quality, and designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible students on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test and to assist students in attaining proficiency in meeting the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) academic standards.
SES is not homework assistance. The SES program is free to parents and paid by the school district. The SES provider must be prepared to offer services until payment is received. AISD will only pay for tutoring services for eligible students that attends SES. These services are providing parents with an opportunity for their child to received additional tutoring in order to improve student achievement.
SES must be offered outside of the school day: before or after school, weekends, winter, spring and summer break. SES Providers are offered the opportunity to use the district facilities to help eliminate the transportation barriers that families may face in accessing SES at offsite locations. Steps for becoming an SES Provider in AISD:
- After AISD sends an e-mail invitation, the provider has 10 business days to affirmatively respond and return the SES Provider Contact Information Form. The last day to respond is August 6, 2010.
- Providers who do not respond affirmatively by August 6, 2010 will not be offered a contract with the AISD. • Providers must attend the introductory meeting and all schedule meetings after that.
- After receipt of the contract the SES Provider has until August 24, 2010 to review, sign, and return the fully executed contract to AISD. To complete a contract with AISD the following documents are also needed: proof of insurance according to contract amounts, W-9 and submission of the Independent Contractor Application together with Criminal History Record Information Authorization. Failure to submit all required documentation by the August 24, 2010 timeframe will void the contract, and the provider will not be able to do business with AISD for the current school year.
- Providers will refrain from contacting eligible campuses until written approval from the AISD is received. We are looking forward to the 2010-2011 school year and working with all SES providers!