What is SES?
SES is an acronym for Supplemental Educational Services. It is targeted for low income students within the public education system who are not meeting proficient levels on state testing. If a school district does not meet the target goal of achievement for two consecutive years, under No Child Left Behind Law (NCLB) they must offer free tutoring to students who attend those schools. The criteria for eligibility is set by the CDE and school districts. It is the solution to low achievement on standardized tests for low achieving students. All tutoring is free to the qualifying students, yet is paid for by the school district's Title 1 Federal Funding.
How does a tutoring company get approved?
Companies such as Jump Into Reading must adhere to a rigorous California Department of Education (CDE) application process to become an approved provider. CDE examines and scores the application based on the company's detailed narrative research-based curriculum, alignment of curriculum to content standards, record of effectiveness inlcuding data collection, previous clients, business requirements including liability insurance, background checks and fingerprinting on all employees, maintaining a valid business license, as well as providing evidence of fiscal soundness validated by a Certified Public Accountant. Once approved, it is placed on the CDE website. School Districts use the website to access contact information from companies such as ours, so they can bring information to parents about the available services. Click on the CDE link below. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/supplemental.asp
How do students qualify for free tutoring?
- Low income (receives free or reduced lunch)
- Attends a school that does not meet target scores
- Does not test at proficiency level on standardized tests
How are parents notified of the services?
- School Districts will provide parents a list of tutoring companies available to eligible students in their service area
- School Districts may host a provider fair so parents can learn about each company
- School Districts may mail a brochure of services to the student's home
- Parents have the right to choose the tutoring company of their choice
- Parents will receive an application from the school district
- Parents must return the application to the school district
School districts will tally the applications and notify each tutoring company regarding number of students who chose their company
Who do we contact at our school district?
- School Site Secretary
- School Site Principal or Vice Principal
- State & Federal Coordinator (at district office)
- Your child's classroom teacher
Where, when & how long are tutoring sessions?
- After school, on the school campus
- In school districts where classroom space is not available, services are provided at a local public library
- Two to four days per week
- One or two hour sessions
- Schedules vary from school to school and district to district.
How many tutoring sessions can my child receive?
- # of hours based on per pupil CDE rate (20-25 hours)
- Each school district is provided a different amount of funding based upon CDE's calculation of demographics. This means that each district will receive a different number of provided hours, however we can provide a detailed answer based on the school district the child attends.
How will I know how my child is doing during tutoring?
- Pre/mid/post assessment
- Progress report
- Parents are encouraged to speak with the tutor
Who teaches my child?
(Our company only recruits and hires certified teachers).
- Credentialed teachers who teach at the school or neighboring schools and districts
- Tutors who are enrolled in teacher credential programs
- Tutors who are employed by school districts as a substitute teacher
- Tutors who have educational experience
- Teachers/tutors are highly qualified and attend a mandatory training in which they receive curriculum and procedures.
- Training qualifies as professional development for teaching credential renewal.
Is transportation provided?
- Transportation is not provided by Jump Into Reading
- Sometimes school districts provide after-school buses due to the various programs offered at their school sites. District policy varies from area to area. Check with your school principal to find out.
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