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Supplemental Education Services (SES)
Summary of Recommendations
NCLB Reauthorization

To better inform the national debate on No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization, ECS collected and synthesized recommendations by national organizations to improve the federal law.

ECS' database is organized around 16 issue areas that captured most recommendations. Some organizations did not offer recommendations for all issues, at least according to our analysis. And several recommendations appear more than once since they applied to multiple issue areas.

The summary of all organizations' original recommendations for Supplemental Education Services (SES) are listed in this report. Please see the main page for additional reports and sources for the database.

Highlights
(See Abbreviation Key at end of table)

Organizations that addressed this issue: 11 of 15
AFT; BCSA; Comm. NCLB; CCSSO; ECS; NASBE; NASSP; NCSL; NEA; NGA; and NSBA

Organizations that did not address this issue4 of 15
AASA; Ed Trust; FEA; and NAESP

Comments
Recommendations related to supplemental education services (SES), or student tutoring, were equally divided among four key areas. Proposals included expanding SES and school choice options and information, targeting assistance to the lowest-performing students and schools, allowing SES before school choice and ensuring SES providers are qualified.


Visit ECS' Database on NCLB Reauthorization main page for more information, explanations and access to organizations' original reports. Please note that ECS plans to expand the database as more information becomes available.

Database Last Updated: July 2007

This database was created and compiled by Mary Fulton, ECS policy analyst.
For questions and comments: 303.299.3679 or mfulton@ecs.org

NCLB Reauthorization : American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require SES providers to use research-based methods, employ NCLB-qualified instructors and follow discrimination rules.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require districts to provide parents with timely and understandable information on SES and school choice options.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Commission on No Child Left Behind (Comm. NCLB)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Require districts unable to accommodate school transfer requests to offer SES to students.
SES 2 - Summary of Recommendation Improve access to SES by requiring districts to offer space in school facilities for private providers if offered to other entities.
SES 3 - Summary of Recommendation Expand SES enrollment opportunities and allow districts to form consortiums to improve supplemental services.
SES 4 - Summary of Recommendation Allow districts to reserve 1% of SES funds for administration.
SES 5 - Summary of Recommendation Require districts to establish a point of contact for parents on SES and public school choice.
SES 6 - Summary of Recommendation Require states and Education Department to evaluate impact of SES providers on student achievement.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Expand SES offerings by districts and to parents, permit states to change order of consequences (choice and SES) and target SES based on academic need.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Ensure eligible students have access to supplemental services, interventions and safe schools as soon as possible.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Education Trust (Ed Trust)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation No recommendations identified for this issue.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states to set qualifications for SES provider instructional staff.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Eliminate requirement that Title I funds be used for transportation for school improvement purposes.
SES 2 - Summary of Recommendation Allow carryover and flexible use of SES funds by states and schools.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states to provide SES only in academic subjects that causes schools to miss AYP.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Education Association (NEA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow time to implement improvement plans before applying sanctions; apply sanctions only when same subgroup fails same subject; target choice and SES to groups that fail AYP; provide SES before school choice.
SES 2 - Summary of Recommendation Provide separate funding stream for SES and school choice.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National Governors Association (NGA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow states offer SES before providing school choice.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)

NCLB Reauthorization : National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Capacity Building, Innovation and Research & Development (CIRD)
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
SES 1 - Summary of Recommendation Allow districts to offer SES before school transfer options.
SES 2 - Summary of Recommendation Require SES only for low achieving students within subgroups that fail to make AYP.
SES 3 - Summary of Recommendation Require states to consult with districts in developing criteria for SES providers.
SES 4 - Summary of Recommendation Require states to develop, and make available, procedures for districts to bring complaints regarding SES providers.
SES 5 - Summary of Recommendation Do not deny district's ability to provide SES based solely on whether it made AYP or is in NCLB sanction status.
Parent and Community Involvement (CPI)


Abbreviation Key for Organizations
AASA = American Association of School Administrators
AFT = American Federation of Teachers
BCSA = Business Coalition for Student Achievement
Comm. NCLB = Commission on No Child Left Behind
CCSSO = Council of Chief State School Officers
ECS = Education Commission of the States
Ed Trust = Education Trust
FEA = Forum on Educational Accountability
NAESP = National Association of Elementary School Principals
NASBE = National Association of State Boards of Education
NASSP = National Association of Secondary School Principals
NCSL = National Conference of State Legislatures
NEA = National Education Association
NGA = National Governors Association
NSBA = National School Boards Association


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