School districts with Title I schools that have not made Adequate Yearly Progress for three consecutive years in reading and/or math, must offer supplemental educational services for eligible students, beginning with the 2002-03 school year.
The goal of these services is to ensure that students increase their proficiency in meeting the state's academic achievement standards in reading and math. Services may include such assistance as tutoring, remediation, and academic intervention and must take place outside the regular school day.
Eligible children are from low-income families, as determined by the school district for the purpose of allocating funds under Title I. Priority must be given to the lowest-achieving children whenever funds are insufficient to meet the requests of all eligible children and their parents.
Parents choose the supplemental educational services provider for their children from among the providers approved by the state for their school district. Local school districts are required annually to notify parents of the availability of the state-approved services within the district boundaries or in neighboring districts. The school district must work to ensure parents have good, easy-to-understand information about the services. If requested, district staff also must help parents select a provider form the state-approved list.
Once a parent chooses a provider, school district staff will work with the parent and provider to develop a statement of specific achievement goals for the child, including how his or her progress will be measured and a timetable for improving achievement. If the child has disabilities, the agreement must be consistent with his/her individualized education program.