ERIC Number: ED482411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Those Most In Need or Not? A Report on the Implementation of the NCLB's Supplemental Education Services in New York City.
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
This report discusses findings from 2003 surveys conducted by Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), which assessed the implementation and effectiveness of the Supplemental Education Services program (SES) required under the No Child Left Behind Act. SES services, which began in 2002-2003, offered over 240,000 eligible children in schools considered "in need of improvement" the possibility of receiving extra academic services such as tutoring and remediation outside the school day. AFC works with thousands of poor parents, helping them obtain mandated services for their children. During the past school year, parents informed AFC of their difficulties in applying for and receiving SES services. The survey asked SES private providers serving these children about strengths and barriers in implementing this program. SES services have been portrayed as a panacea for assisting poor students in failing schools succeed, and it was AFC's goal to assess how successful this assistance was to at-risk students. Of the 21 private providers serving NYC students, 16 responded to the survey. Results found major problems with implementation, both with state and city overseers giving information and assistance to private providers and providers being able to reach and serve eligible students. Services to children at especially high risk, those who were English language learners and those who were disabled, were especially problematic. (Contains over 70 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Special Needs Students, Supplementary Education, Urban Schools
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., 151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Web site: http://www.advocatesforchildren.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001