DAEP STANDARDS PROPOSED - Harris County Department of

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Commissioner’s Rules Concerning the
Standards for the Operation of School
District Disciplinary Alternative
Education Programs
Presentation Schedule
Feb. 7, 2008
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb. 13, 2008
Presenter (s)
TAAE Conference
Austin, TX
Jim Davis
Deborah Johnson
Houston, TX
Jim Davis
Deborah Johnson
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beaumont, TX
Jim Davis
Deborah Johnson
Feb. 15, 2008
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Edinburg, TX
Jim Davis
Feb. 19, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Austin, TX
Deborah Johnson
Feb. 20, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Amarillo, TX
Jim Davis
Feb. 21, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lubbock, TX
Jim Davis
Feb. 25, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
El Paso, TX
Deborah Johnson
Mar. 3, 2008
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort Worth, TX
Deborah Johnson
Kilgore, TX
Jim Davis
House Bill 426
• The agency shall adopt minimum
standards for the operation of
disciplinary alternative education
• Not later than December 15, 2008,
the agency shall deliver a report to
the legislature that provides the
estimated costs to the agency of
enforcing the standards adopted
under subsection (a-1), including
the estimated cost of on-site
monitoring to enforce the standards.
The commissioner shall:
• Adopt rules necessary to
evaluate annually the
performance of DAEPs
• Develop a process for
evaluating DAEPs electronically
• Develop a system and
standards for review of the
Educational and Self-discipline
Alternative Instructional Program
• Elementary grades K-6
• Junior and senior high grades 7-12
• Students placed in or expelled to a
DAEP under well-defined criteria that
minimizes disproportionate and
inappropriate placements
• Includes districts participating in
Shared Service Arrangements (SSA)
District Improvement
• Includes performance of the DAEP student
• Objectives shall include:
Subgroups served
Pre/post assessment results
Performance gains
Mandatory and discretionary placements
Number of students placed in a JJAEP after
Average length of stay
Academic progress
Graduation rates
DAEP On-campus or
• Individual districts use sending
school’s identification number
• Multiple districts through SSA with
DAEP campus identification number
for each district in the SSA
• Third party
– Clearly state accountability standards
– Grievance policy
The campus of accountability shall remain
the sending school.
School Day
• Minimum 7 hours, no more than
10 hours
– Begin operation 1 hour before first
scheduled class of sending school
– Cease operation within 3 hours
after last scheduled class
• 180 days
Attendance Rate
• Improvement plan developed when
rate falls more than 5 percentage
points below the rate for same grade
level in the sending district
• Plan shall include
– Parental involvement
– Counseling
– Examining factors for individual
– Connecting families with community or
social services
– Utilizing truancy officer
• Must be provided in accordance with TEC
Chapter 34 to students when DAEP is
located more than 10 miles from the
student’s residence if the district provides
transportation to sending school
• District may:
– Utilize public transit systems (TEC 34.008)
– Allow transportation to sending school for
limited purpose of coordinating
transportation to DAEP
• District shall:
– Not allow DAEP student to ride busses with
non-DAEP students unless there is no
safety/health risk to other students
– Provide transportation regardless of hours
Safety and Supervision
• Only qualified/certified teachers
• 15:1 student to teacher ratio
• Staff trained to respond to health issues and
• DAEP students under direct adult supervision at
all times they are at the DAEP facility
• DAEP students separated from:
– Students in JJAEP
– Students not assigned to the DAEP
– K-6 students from 7-12 DAEP students
• Students less than 6 years of age cannot be
assigned to a DAEP unless mandatory expulsion
for firearm
• DAEP shall establish a board approved policy for
discipline and intervention
Education and Self
Discipline Program
• Pre-assessment
– Commissioner approved instrument
– Includes assessment of basic skills of reading and
– Administered within 3 days of placement
• Post-assessment
– Commissioner approved instrument
– Administered to each student with 90 day or
longer placement
– Administered to each student who had multiple
DAEP placements that, when combined, total 45
school days or longer
• Additional academic support
– When students not performing at or above grade
level based on pre-assessment
– Individualized programs, tutoring, and other
means available
DAEP Curriculum
• Grades K-6
– Core and elective subjects including PE
– Self-discipline
• Grades 7-12
– Focus on ELA, math, science, history and selfdiscipline
– Provide each student the opportunity to remain
current in and pass all core and elective courses
in which they are enrolled at time of assignment
to the DAEP through any available method,
including completing the course in the DAEP,
correspondence or distance learning class, or
summer school
• DAEP students shall be offered opportunity to
complete current school year coursework before
beginning of the next school year
• Textbooks and materials for both on-grade level and
off-grade level and adapted to each student’s
functional reading level
Instructional Program
• Delivered by teacher directed instruction
• Teacher directed instruction balanced with:
– Instructional technology and computerassisted instruction
– Individualized attention
– Regular coordination with sending school
– Innovative and effective instructional
– Social and daily living skills instruction
– Self-paced and individualized instruction
– Challenging and appealing methodology
– Flexible delivery
– Any other means available to lead to the
student performing at or above grade level
and not remain a discipline problem
Graduation Plan
• DAEP staff shall obtain and/or
develop the four-year graduation
• Develop a Personal Graduation Plan
(TEC 28.0212)
• While in the DAEP, the plan shall be
evaluated with the student and
revised as necessary
• Student’s 4-year graduation plan
cannot be changed “just because”
the student is assigned to a DAEP
Students with
• Continue participation in the general
• Continue to progress toward IEP goals
established by ARD committee
• DAEP staff shall use positive behavioral
interventions, appropriate special
education discipline, instructional
practices, supports, and other strategies
prescribed by the ARD committee
• DAEP shall maintain ongoing coordination
and participation with student’s ARD
• ARD committee shall be reconvened when
adjustments to IEP are necessary
Guidance and
• Provided pursuant to TEC
• Shall include guidance and
counseling, responsive services,
and individual planning
• Using TEA’s AchieveTexas
framework, ensure that DAEP
students in grades 7-12 develop
Texas Achievement Plans for job
preparation and careers
DAEP Staff Training
• Managing student behavior
• Education and discipline for a student with a
• Treating all students with dignity and respect
• Discipline management systems
• Conflict resolution, anger management, social skill
development, values, and good decision making
• Options to prevent and intervene in student
discipline problems, including bullying,
harassment, and making hit lists
• Instruction in social skills and problem solving
• Individualized instruction
• Methods to improve consistency and due process
in the application of consequences
• Tools to help prevent recidivism
• Procedures on reporting abuse, neglect, or
exploitation of students
• Transition shall begin the day the Placement
Conference (TEC 37.009) is conducted
• Continue as along as necessary until student is
reintegrated into the regular program
• DAEP shall document who attended and date of
Placement Conference and a summary of the
conference (in student file)
• Obtain and analyze academic and discipline
information for each student from sending school
within 3 days of placement
• Orientation to DAEP
• Weekly progress report
• DAEP staff are encouraged to facilitate meetings
with teachers from sending school
• Establish a transition protocol
• Evaluate annually the transition program
• Electronic Mail Distribution Lists
– To add your e-mail address to the Discipline
Code of Conduct List Serve, open the Texas
Education Agency website to
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/list. Select the
Discipline and Student Code of Conduct list
serve by clicking on the “Select a Mailing List”
drop down box. Then click on the “Join or
Leave” button. The page that opens will give
you instructions to Join or Leave an e-mail to
the Discipline Code of Conduct List Serve list.
• TEA Website
– Visit the Texas Education Agency Chapter
37/Discipline – Law and Order at
www.tea.state.tx.us/safe for information and