Texas Education Code

Sec. § 28.0213
Intensive Program of Instruction


(a)

A school district shall offer an intensive program of instruction to a student who:

(1)

does not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Subchapter B (Essential Skills and Knowledge), Chapter 39 (Public School System Accountability); or

(2)

is not likely to receive a high school diploma before the fifth school year following the student’s enrollment in grade nine, as determined by the district.

(b)

A school district shall design the intensive program of instruction described by Subsection (a) to:

(1)

enable the student to:

(A)

to the extent practicable, perform at the student’s grade level at the conclusion of the next regular school term; or

(B)

attain a standard of annual growth specified by the school district and reported by the district to the agency; and

(2)

if applicable, carry out the purposes of Section 28.0211 (Satisfactory Performance on Assessment Instruments Required; Accelerated Instruction).

(c)

A school district shall use funds appropriated by the legislature for an intensive program of instruction to plan and implement intensive instruction and other activities aimed at helping a student satisfy state and local high school graduation requirements. The commissioner shall distribute funds to districts that implement a program under this section based on the number of students identified by the district who:

(1)

do not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Subchapter B (Essential Skills and Knowledge), Chapter 39 (Public School System Accountability); or

(2)

are not likely to receive a high school diploma before the fifth school year following the student’s enrollment in grade nine, as determined by the district.

(d)

A school district’s determination of the appropriateness of a program for a student under this section is final and does not create a cause of action.

(e)

For a student in a special education program under Subchapter A (Statewide Plan), Chapter 29 (Educational Programs), who does not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Section 39.023 (Adoption and Administration of Instruments)(a), (b), or (c), the student’s admission, review, and dismissal committee shall design the program to:

(1)

enable the student to attain a standard of annual growth on the basis of the student’s individualized education program; and

(2)

if applicable, carry out the purposes of Section 28.0211 (Satisfactory Performance on Assessment Instruments Required; Accelerated Instruction).
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1212, Sec. 7, eff. June 20, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1354 (S.B. 1404), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.
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