COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 101

June 6, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Update of Board of Education Approved Supplemental Educational Services Providers: A Requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act, Title I, Section 1116

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires schools that do not meet the states Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets for academic achievement for three consecutive years to offer a choice of supplemental educational services to parents of eligible children. Supplemental educational services are tutoring and academic enrichment activities that are provided in addition to daily instruction. A provider can be a nonprofit or for-profit entity or a local school division. The services must be of high quality, research-based, and designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible children in mastering the Standards of Learning and proficiency on Standards of Learning tests. The NCLB legislation requires states to maintain an approved list of supplemental educational services providers. The Board of Education adopted the initial list at its September 26, 2002, meeting.

 

The legislation also requires states to update periodically the list of recommended supplemental educational services providers as new companies complete the board-approved review process. Additional providers were approved at the February and May 2003 meetings of the board. The list may be found at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/nclb/boe/supsrvcs-list.pdf

on the Department of Education's website.

 

Prospective providers may continue to apply to the Virginia Department of Education. Superintendents may also inform the department of such companies that have been used successfully in school divisions in prior years or that are currently being used.

 

For additional information, please contact Mr. George H. Irby, girby@mail.vak12ed.edu, director, Office of Compensatory Programs at (804) 225-2869. You may also contact Brenda Spencer, bspencer@mail.vak12ed.edu, specialist at (804) 371-6201.

 

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