Publication Date: February 2012
Overview: A core provision of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the supplemental educational services program offers students from low-income families in Title I schools free tutoring in reading/language arts and math from state-approved providers outside of regular school hours. This study in the REL Appalachia states examines program enrollment rates, number of tutoring hours contracted for and attended by students, and variations in the type of instruction across providers and enrollees in 2007/08. The study finds that in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, enrollment rates are lower in rural schools than in urban schools (but similar in West Virginia). The most common type of instruction offered in all states is face-to-face instruction. The number of hours enrollees contracted for and the number of hours they attended vary by school locale and state.
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