Federal Programs and Student Interventions

Compensatory Education

The goal of state compensatory education is to reduce any disparity in performance on assessment instruments or disparity in the rates of high school completion between students at risk of dropping out of school and all other LEA students.

 

Pre-Kindergarten

The District’s pre-kindergarten program is designed to develop skills necessary for success in the regular public school curriculum, including language, mathematics, and social skills. 

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Government.

 

Dyslexia Program

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. The BISD Dyslexia Program typically serves students in a small group setting, generally between 2 – 6 students. Lessons are typically 45 minutes four-five days per week. The program emphasis is on reading and spelling. The program uses a diagnostic, cumulative, direct, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory teaching approach.

 

General Education Homebound

Any student served by the GEH Program, expected to be confined for a minimum of four weeks (or 20 non-consecutive days) to a hospital or homebound for medical reasons specifically documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States, may be eligible for general education homebound services.  The parent’s request for services shall be made through the principal.

Bilingual/ESL Pre-K and K

English language learners have an opportunity to receive special instruction designed to prepare them to be successful in kindergarten and Grade 1 program if 10 or more parents express interest. Instruction shall focus on language development and essential knowledge and skills appropriate to the level of the student. The program addresses the affective, linguistic, and cognitive needs of the English language learners. To be eligible for enrollment a student must be eligible for admission to kindergarten or to Grade 1 at the beginning of the next school year, must be an English language learner, and a parent or guardian must have approved placement of the English language learner in the required bilingual or ESL program.

 

Student Success Initiative (Grades 5 and 8)

BISD provides students in Grades 5 and 8, who do not perform satisfactorily on a state reading and/or math assessment, with accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area. Accelerated instruction is provided each time a student fails a state assessment.

 

End-of Course Intensive Instruction (Grades 9-12)

Intensive instruction is required for students who do not perform satisfactorily on the EOC assessments that are currently required under TEC §39.023(c) (i.e., Algebra I, English I (reading/writing), English II (reading/writing), biology, and U.S. history. Contact the school counselor for more information.

 

Recapture of Credit (Grades 9-12)

High School students have the opportunity to regain credit in any course in which they have received previous instruction.

Contact the school counselor for more information.

 

Acceleration of Credit (Grades 9-12)

BISD seniors have an opportunity to accelerate credit in English and social studies to meet their graduation requirements. Cosmetology students at BHS may have additional acceleration opportunities. Contact the school counselor for more information.

NCLB Program

Section 1111(h)(2) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires each local education agency that receives Title I, Part A funding to make district and campus level data widely available through public means such as posting on the internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.

 

Title I, Part A- Improving Basic Programs

Title I, Part A, provides supplemental resources to LEAs to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state student performance standards. Title I, Part A, supports campuses in implementing either a school-wide program (SWP) or a targeted assistance program (TAP). BISD (SWP) schools are Burleson Collegiate HS, Hughes MS, Kerr MS, Brock ES, Frazier ES Mound ES, Norwood ES, and Taylor ES. For more information about Title Programs.

 

Title II, Part A Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting

The intent and purpose of the Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR) program is to provide financial assistance to districts to do the following:

 

1. Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.

 

2. Hold districts and schools accountable for improving student academic achievement.

 

Title III, Part A – Limited English Proficient

Title III, Part A, provides supplemental resources to districts to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP) attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects and can meet state mandated achievement performance standardsFor more information about Title Programs at 817-245-1067.

 

English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education Program

The Burleson ISD Bilingual/ESL Program is committed to educational excellence and continuous achievement for all English Language Learners by embracing bilingualism and creating an appreciation of people from different cultures.

 

The Burleson ISD is committed to educational excellence for English Language Learners. The district offers a three-tiered program design that includes a 50:50 one-way dual language/bilingual program from Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  The BISD ESL program supports students and teachers in the most current research-proven strategies for educating English Language Learners.

 

 

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