Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
The Colorado NCLB Flexibility Waiver requires Title I schools with a status of Priority Improvement or Turnaround to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible children in the school. An SES provider approved by the Colorado Department of Education and selected by the parents and district will deliver services.
SES is free tutoring offered outside of the regular school day that provides extra academic or linguistic assistance for eligible children in a Title I school with a status of Priority Improvement or Turnaround. Eligible students include those who are unsatisfactory or partially proficient in reading or math on the most recent state assessment as measured by the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP), or who are below grade level as measured by an early literacy assessment that meets the requirements of the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA) or a body of evidence for K-2. Additionally, Non English Proficient (NEP) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students as measured by the Colorado English Language Assessment (CELA), who also attend a Title I school with a status of Priority Improvement or Turnaround are eligible for English Language Development SES. Supplemental Educational Services must be high quality, research-based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement on the state assessment. Any service provided will be paid for by the school district from the Title IA SES set aside funds. These services may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational and linguistic interventions.
The main purpose of Supplemental Educational Services is to:
- Increase the academic achievement in reading/language arts or mathematics of eligible students as measured by the State's assessment system and increase the linguist ability of non English and limited English proficient students (NEP/LEP) and;
- Enable these students to attain proficiency in meeting the state academic achievement standards.
The Colorado SES Code of Ethics was written by CDE in collaboration
with districts and SES providers in August 2007. In January 2010, the
Code was reviewed and revised by CDE, districts, and SES providers. The
Colorado SES Guidance was written in 2012 by CDE in collaboration with
districts and practitioners. SES Providers approved by CDE to provide
services in the state of Colorado must conduct business in compliance
with the Code of Ethics and the Colorado SES Guidance in addition to all
regulations. Colorado districts that are required to implement SES must
also do so in compliance with the Code of Ethics in addition to all
other Colorado SES Guidance and regulations.
SES Code of
Ethics - pdf
Searching for Approved Providers and Districts
Monitoring Providers and Evaluating the Program
The following documents provide the standards and techniques used by CDE for monitoring and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the services offered by approved SES providers. The protocol for evaluation also includes the criteria used to remove providers from the approved provider list. Specifically, providers that have failed to increase the academic proficiency of students for two consecutive years, based on the statewide evaluation of SES, will be removed from the approved provider list. Please refer to the following documents for specific criteria, standards, and techniques for removing providers.
The Colorado Department of Education, Federal Programs Unit, evaluates the effectiveness of the SES programs implemented in Colorado, including analyses of the effectiveness of each provider. Each year's evaluation report, as well as a summary of the evaluation across the years, is available on the Data, Program Evaluation and Reporting website.
- Colorado Title I SES and Title I Public School Choice Guidance - pdf
- CBI Fingerprinting and Background Check Information for Providers - pdf
- Sample Parent SES Application in English - word
- Sample Parent SES Application in Spanish - word
- Sample Parent Letter in English - word
- Sample Parent Letter in Spanish - word
- SES Provider Application 2011-2012 - pdf
- SES Provider/District Presentation July 31, 2012 - pdf
- SES Complaint Process
- SES District Contact Information 2013-2014 - excel
- Title I SES School List 2012-2013 - pdf
- Title I SES School List 2013-2014 - pdf
- Title Per Pupil Allocations (PPA) - pdf
SES Repurposing Application
Districts wanting to reallocate unexpended 2012-2013 SES and Choice 15% obligated funds to the 2013-2014 Title I General Fund in accordance with the Colorado Guidance, must apply to reallocate these funds using the “SES Repurposing Application” beginning in April 2013. The application must be submitted to CDE via the C-FIRS Tracker System (https://tracker.cde.state.co.us). Upload the completed application as per the instructions on the instruction tab on the application.If a district does not apply to reallocate the SES funds by June 30, 2013, those SES funds must be carried over into the 2013-2014 Consolidated Application and used for SES/Choice in the next school year. These funds would be set aside in addition to the 2013-2014 required set aside for that year.