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Document Number: 10248

Impacts of Title I Supplemental Educational Services on Student Achievement - This study examines the potential achievement benefits of academic support services offered outside the regular school day by state-approved Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers. As one of the parental choice provisions implemented with Title I funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, parents of low-income students in low-performing schools are offered a choice of SES for their children. In the six study districts located in three states (Connecticut, Ohio, and Florida), more eligible students applied for SES than could be served with available funds, requiring prioritization of SES to the lowest-achieving students among the eligible applicants. The study estimates the impact of SES by comparing the outcomes of students just below and above the cutoff value for receiving services. (National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, May 2012) ...

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