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Document Number: 6724

Supplemental Educational Services Evaluation for the New Mexico Public Education Department - The primary objective of the 2004-2005 Supplemental Educational Services (SES) evaluation was to determine if students who received services, as required under No Child Left Behind made academic progress. In addition, the evaluation was to determine if vendors were meeting the conditions of their contractual agreements. The evaluation included on-site visits, which was supplemented with data on parent and teacher satisfaction. A database also was developed to record progress data and analyze student progress by individual vendor. The evaluation identified shortcomings of the programs, such as inadequate reporting, communication and responsiveness by the vendors, and offered recommendations to improve the supplemental services. Since the evaluation did not conduct a controlled study, the data gathered could not differentiate the cause of any student progress, which was evidenced, credit was given for any academic improvement without knowing the source.(Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations, 2005) ...

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