Supplemental educational services (SES) are free tutoring services that must be offered to non-proficient, low income students who attend a Title I school in improvement. Low-income students are generally those who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

These services offer students extra help in academic subjects such as reading, language arts, mathematics, or science. SES services are provided outside the regular school day—before or after school, on weekends, or in the summer.

As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, states are required to set definitions of adequate yearly progress (AYP), the minimum performance that districts and schools must reach every year on state achievement tests (Indiana’s achievement test is called ISTEP+). Based on Indiana’s Differentiated Accountability Model, Title I schools that do not make AYP for at least two years must offer SES to students. Schools must continue to offer SES to their students until the school shows adequate yearly progress for two years in a row. If the demand for SES exceeds available funds, districts must give priority to the lowest achieving eligible students.
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