How is a student determined to be at-risk of dropping out of school?

The Texas Education Agency has defined thirteen criteria that help identify students that are likely to drop out of school. These include:

  • Students involved in the juvenile justice system,
  • Students who have been placed in an alternative education program,
  • Students who are teen parents or children of teen parents,
  • Children of incarcerated parents,
  • Children who are wards of the State,
  • Children who are homeless,
  • Students who have been expelled,
  • Students who fail 2 or more core academic subjects,
  • Students who fail to promote to the next grade level,
  • Students who fail an assessment instrument,
  • Students who is of limited English proficiency

Teachers, counselors, administrators, nurses, peers and parents of the student can refer an at-risk student for CISNT services.  Once referred to CISNT, parental consent must be given to allow CISNT to serve an at-risk student.

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