At Risk and State Compensatory Education: Drop-Out Prevention

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LaShonda Evans
Education Specialist


Twiana Collier

Education Specialist



Danette Thornton

Education Specialist



Additional Resources:

TEA Dropout Information 

National Drop-Out Prevention Center & Network 

Dropout Prevention Strategy
TEC §29.918 and TAC §89 Subchapter GG 

Texas Education Code (TEC)~At-Risk Student, Eligibility and Definition TEC §29.081d

The Accountability & Leadership Solutions department has a team to provide supports in state compensatory education as defined by Texas Education Code (TEC) as programs or services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as being at risk of dropping out of school. The purpose is to increase academic achievement and reduce the drop out rate of these students.

The goal of state compensatory education is 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 (Local Educational Agencies) students (TEC Chapter §29.081).

Technical assistance and services are provided to facilitate collaboration between schools and community agencies, provide access to state and national experts, and provide resources and tools that assist in this important work.

An on-going best practice dialogue focused on drop-out prevention is also held through the year through a regional network of participants who meet regularly.  Any traditional/district or charter may participate in this meeting series. Please contact Education Specialist, LaShonda Evans or Twiana Collier for further information.

Technical assistance and program support and compliance in the areas of at-risk and state compensatory education are also provided by our state and federal program compliance specialists. For further information, please contact  Danette Thornton.


Additional Region 4 workshops are also provided that further support these areas.  Any of the workshops can further be customized and delivered as on-site trainings for districts and campuses.


Dropout Prevention Strategy Plans

School districts and open-enrollment charter schools with high dropout rates, as identified by the Texas Education Agency commissioner, are required to submit a plan that identifies how compensatory education allotment and high school allotment will be used for developing and implementing research-based strategies for dropout prevention. For more information about this plan, please visit this Texas Education Agency webpage.


Additional Resources and Supports for Schools in Supporting At-Risk Students

Region 4 e-Catalog



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