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Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

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) 2016-2017

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2015-2016

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2014-2015

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2008-2014

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Evaluation Reports

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:

Brad Bylsma for Title I A and SES Program Questions and Information

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