Supplemental Educational Services
Under No Child Left Behind, a Title I, Part A campus identified as Stage 2 or above is required to arrange for the provision of Supplemental Educational Services (SES) for students from low-income families. SES must be implemented at the beginning of school for any campus identified stage 2 or above and continued until the campus exits School Improvement status.
Definition of SES: Supplemental educational services are additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in campuses needing improvement. These services may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions, provided that such approaches are consistent with the content and instruction used by the local educational agency (LEA) and are aligned with the State’s academic content standards. Supplemental educational services must be provided outside of the regular school day. Supplemental educational services must be high-quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement
Student Eligibility: All students from low-income families (as defined by the LEA in determining Title I, Part A campus allocations) are eligible to request SES if they attend a Title I, Part A campus that has failed to make AYP for three or more consecutive years. However, if funds are insufficient for the LEA to meet all requests for SES, the LEA must give priority to the lowest achieving students from low-income families.
Choosing a SES Provider: Parents of eligible students that wish to enroll their child in SES, must choose a provider that serves their geographical region from the state’s list of approved providers. TEA provides a list of state-approved SES providers, which may be accessed through the School Improvement Resource Center's (SIRC) SES website available at http://www.esc13.net/ses/. Parents have the option to select the SES provider of their choice.
Parent Notification: Parents must be notified of the availability of SES by the uniform school start date (the fourth Monday in August) and must be allowed a minimum of 60 calendar days to select a provider. Once a parent has submitted a request for a provider, services for the student must begin within 30 calendar days. For information on LEA/campus responsibilities in dissemination of SES materials, see the link to the Instructions for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Parent Notification Letter located at: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/nclb/titleia/sesPNL0910.html.
Additional information on SES and approved SES providers is available on the School Improvement Resource Center (SIRC) web site at http://www.esc13.net/ses/.
Fort Worth ISD SES Eligibility and Participation