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At-Risk Identification

Students may only be served in State Compensatory Education programs or services if they are identified by:

State Criteria for at-risk students (PEIMS identified)

  • all students may be served


Local criteria

  • only 10% of the number of at-risk students served the previous year may be served during the current year


State Eligibility Criteria for At-Risk Student Identification:

A student at risk of dropping out of school  includes each student who is under 21 years of age and who:

  • is in pre-kindergarten, 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 (Note: From 2010-2011 forward, TEC 29.081(d-1) excludes from this criteria prekindergarten or kindergarten students who were not advanced to the next grade level as a result of a documented request by the student's parents);
  • 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;
  • 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 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.


Local Criteria for At-Risk Student Identification:

Local criteria was adopted by the Paris ISD school board on 5/21/2007 and includes the following:

  • identified as dyslexic
  • students in grades 9-12 who have failed one core academic courses and/or will not graduate in four years
  • students in grade 8 who have failed math at the end of the third and/or six weeks reporting period
  • students in grades 6-8 who have failed the mock TAKS benchmark in reading and/or math
  • students who have been assigned to the Disciplinary Alternative Program and the Alternative Education Program (Not in accordance with Section 37.006)
  • students in grades 6-10 and were served during the previous school year in Read 180 and no longer meet state at-risk criteria, but has a lexile reading level that is below their enrolled grade
  • students in grade 6 who failed the core content subjects or failed reading or math

In order to assign a student to a State Compensatory Education program/service under local criteria, the student must first be approved by the state/federal programs office.  This will ensure that the number of students served under local criteria will not exceed the allowable amount. 

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Paris, Texas 75460
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