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Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation - The United States wastes more than $3.7 billion a year because too many students are not learning the basic skills needed to succeed in college or work while they are in high school. This report argues for better preparation in high school in order to reduce the need for remediation at the postsecondary level. (Alliance for Excellent Education, August 2006) ...

Supplemental Educational Services Non-Regulatory Guidance - This document is a useful reference regarding supplemental education services required under No Child Left Behind, with sections addressing: (1) general supplemental services information; (2) information state education agency responsibilities; (3) local education agency responsibilities; (4) provider responsibilities; and (5) funding. This is an update of a 2003 document that provides responses to inquiries made since 2003 and revisions to previous questions. (U.S. Department of Education, June 2005)...

Mandating Supplemental Intervention Services: Is New York State Doing Enough to Help All Students Succeed? - This study examines the content and implementation of New York state’s policy requiring Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to be provided to every student achieving below grade-level proficiency. Findings are reported on numerous areas, including how students were identified for program participation and exit, percentage of students participating, who staffs AIS programs, when and where AIS services were offered, and if/how AIS instructional strategies differed from regular classroom practices. The authors also analyzed whether specific practices were more or less common in wealthy communities, in higher-achieving districts or in districts posting greater performance gains since implementation of the new Regents standards and AIS regulation. The authors conclude, “With some caveats, the AIS policy mandate has encouraged local districts to adhere to guidelines promoting near universal policy response of providing supplemental instruction for eligible students.” (Kieran M. Killeen and John W. Sipple, Education Policy Analysis Archives, March 2005)...

Innovations in Education: Creating Strong Supplemental Educational Services Programs - This report identifies five districts – Forsyth County, GA; Los Angeles; Rochester, NY; San Diego; and Toledo, OH – successfully providing supplemental educational services (SES) as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. The authors point out essential components in offering SES, namely (1) embracing the spirit of SES; (2) building relationships with providers; (3) reaching out to inform parents; (4) setting clear goals and tracking progress, and presenting specifics on how the five districts went about addressing these elements. The authors likewise indicate actions state departments of education can take to assist districts in meeting their obligation to provide SES. (Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, May 2004)...

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