The Colorado NCLB Flexibility Waiver requires Title I schools assigned a plan type of Priority Improvement or Turnaround to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible children in the schools. Parents of eligible students must have multiple options from which to select services for their students, as well as the opportunity to participate in the development of the SES program.
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); who are below grade level as measured by an early literacy assessment that meets the requirements of the Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act; or another body of evidence for K-2. Additionally, Non-English Proficient (NEP) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students as measured by the ACCESS assessment, 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 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 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 English proficiency of Non-English and Limited English Proficient students (NEP/LEP) as measured by ACCESS and;
- Enable these students to attain proficiency in meeting the state academic achievement standards.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2014-2015
- SES Data Requirements Training Manual 2014-2015 (pdf)
- SES Data Template 2014-2015 (excel)
- SES Program Development Template 2014-2015 (word)
- SES Data Collection and Submission Webinar August 2014
- SES Data Collection and Submission Powerpoint August 2014 (pdf)
- SES Data Collection and Submission Webinar July 2014
- SES Data Collection and Submission Webinar PowerPoint July 2014 (pdf)
- SES Webinar PowerPoint February 2014 (pdf)
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2008-2014
- Colorado Title I SES and Title I Public School Choice Guidance (pdf)
- SES Provider/District Presentation July 31, 2012 (pdf)
- SES Code of Ethics (pdf)
- SES Complaint Process
- Title I SES Choice 2013-2014 Timeline-Checklist (excel)
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.
- Decision Tree for Removing and Keeping Providers on the Approved Provider List (pdf)
- Protocol for Evaluating and Monitoring Providers (pdf)
- SES Provider Monitoring Indicators (pdf)
Searching for Approved Providers and Districts
Resources For All Years
- CBI Fingerprinting and Background Check Information for Providers (pdf)
- Fingerprinting and Background Check Instructions and FAQ (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)
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.
For Additional Information Contact:
Stacy Goodman for Title I A and SES Program Questions and Information
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