Compensatory Education

The purpose of compensatory education is to improve and enhance the programs and services funded under the regular education program for educationally disadvantaged students.

State Compensatory Education encompasses those programs and/or services designed to supplement the regular education program for students identified as being at risk of dropping out of school. Program goals are (1) increase the academic achievement on state assessments and (2) reduce the dropout rate of students who have been identified using state and/or local criteria.

State compensatory education funds must be used to provide support programs and/or services that supplement the regular education program so that at-risk students can succeed in school.