AYP Tutoring

Dear Readsboro Families,

 

Because we did not make AYP in the past, we are required to offer supplemental educational services(SES) to our students who also qualify for free and reduced lunch. Parents that wish to apply for free and reduced lunch status at this time in order to be eligible for the program may do so. Parents do not have to participate in the free lunch program if they do not want, but the paperwork is used to establish eligibility for SES. I have included below some of the definitions from the state to make it more clear what is meant, and I have also included the list of providers and the application for free lunch. Parents choose which provider they wish to make use of, but they are also responsible for transportation. SES is free and will be tailored to meet the academic needs of each individual student. There is a cap on the amount per student that will be paid for SES as determined by the state.

If you plan to make use of the SES please inform the school by February 9th, 2016.

 

A-1. What are supplemental educational services?

 

Supplemental educational services (SES) are additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in schools in the second year of improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.  These services, which are in addition to instruction provided during the school day, may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other supplemental academic enrichment services that are consistent with the content and instruction used by the local educational agency (LEA) and are aligned with the State’s academic content and achievement standards.  SES must be high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement [Section 1116(e)(12)(C); 34 §C.F.R. 200.45(a)].

       

A-2. What is the purpose of SES?

 

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), calls for parents of eligible students attending Title I schools that have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in increasing student academic achievement for three years to be provided with opportunities and choices to help ensure that their children achieve at high levels.  SES provide extra academic assistance for eligible children.  Students from low-income families who are attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement (i.e., have not made AYP for three years), in corrective action, or in restructuring status are eligible to receive these services.

 

State educational agencies (SEAs) are required to identify entities, both public and private, that qualify to provide these services.  Parents of eligible students are then notified, by the LEA, that SES will be made available, and parents may select any approved provider in the geographic area served by the LEA or within a reasonable distance of that area that they feel will best meet their child’s needs.  The LEA will sign an agreement with the provider selected by the parent, and the provider will then provide services to the child and report on the child’s progress to the parents and to the LEA.

 

The goal of SES is to increase eligible students’ academic achievement in a subject or subjects that the State includes in its ESEA assessments under Section 1111 of the ESEA, which must include reading/language arts, mathematics, and science, as well as English language proficiency for students with limited English proficiency (LEP).