ERIC Number: EJ1147469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Supplemental Educational Services as a Component of No Child Left Behind: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Its Impact on Student Achievement
Muñoz, Marco A.; Ross, Steven M.; Neergaard, Laura L.
Planning and Changing, v40 n3-4 p135-159 2009
The mixed-method study presented in this article evaluated the effects of Supplemental Educational Services (SES), a federally mandated component of No Child Left Behind, on student achievement in Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools. SES provides free tutoring outside of school to disadvantaged students who attend Title I schools in their third year of failing to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress on state assessments (NCLB, 2001). A matched treatment-control group design was employed, in which students who received SES tutoring in either reading or mathematics were demographically matched to similar schoolmates who were eligible for SES but did not participate. Student achievement and consumer satisfaction results are discussed in the article relative to program, education policy, and research design issues for evaluating the efficacy of SES as a systemic intervention.
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Mixed Methods Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Quasiexperimental Design, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A