Iris Chapa, District At-Risk Coordinator
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 goal of compensatory education programs is to reduce any disparity in performance on assessments or in rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other district students.
In TMISD, the progress of these students is carefully followed, and students receive additional instructional support, counseling services, as well as other drop-out prevention efforts, to enhance their opportunities for academic success.
Funding allocated for compensatory education programs and/or services is based on the number of educationally disadvantaged students in a district.
http://tea.texas.gov/index4.aspx?id=4082 (general information link @ TEA)