The purpose of the Intensive Technology-Based Academic Intervention Pilot Program is to provide intensive technology-based supplementary instruction in English, mathematics, science or social studies for students in grades 9 through 12 identified as being at risk of dropping out of school.
A school district and open-enrollment charter school was eligible to apply if:
- 45% or more of the students enrolled in the district were identified as being economically disadvantaged for each of the preceding 3 school years
- 45% of more of the district's Grade 9-12 students were identified as being at-risk of dropping out of school for the 2007-2008 school year
- 13 grantees
- Teachers enrolled in college technology courses to improve digital literacy
- Use of open source on-line resource to create learning communities
- Creation of a school within a school with technology supplemental instruction
- Use in math and science courses
- Use for reading teacher training and professional development
- 23 grantees
- 24/7 access to program for students
- Use of iPod/iTouch technology
- Use of virtual schools
- Real-time tutors
A final evaluation progress report from each grantee is due to TEA at the end of the project period.
Additional funding was not allocated for the program for FY2010 or FY2011.
FY2008 - Cycle 1 (September 1, 2008 - May 31, 2010) - $627,000
FY2009 - Cycle 2 (March 1, 2009 - May 31, 2011) - $1,408,850
Department of State Initiatives
Program Manager: Dale Fowler