What are alternative education campuses (AECs)?
AECs are those that serve students at risk of dropping out of school as defined in Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.081(d). Accountability ratings for AECs and charter schools are assigned similarly to non-AEA districts and campuses, but the cut points are modified and alternative procedures applicable to the graduation rate and annual dropout rate calculations are provided. AEA charter schools and AECs are not evaluated on School Progress, Part B due to the small number of districts and campuses used for comparison. Furthermore, they may earn bonus points for their overall score.