Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in campuses needing improvement. These services may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions. These approaches must be consistent with the content and instruction used by the local educational agency (LEA) and aligned with the Texas’ academic content standards.
Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Implementation
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is taking a proactive approach to ensure successful implementation of the SES program and the federal funds are expended properly and consistent with the intent of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Two program indicators of risk that the TEA emphasizes are:
- Student Enrollment
For additional information and direction on the approach TEA is taking to address implementation concerns, please consult the following documents:
This letter was sent to Administrators on February 19, 2013 to notify schools, parents, and Supplemental Educational Service providers of the TEAs standards and criteria to remove a SES provider from the state-approved list as required under federal regulations.
This letter was sent via listserv to notify schools and SES providers of TEAs standards and criteria to remove a SES provider from the state-approved list as required under federal regulations.
This document shares risk indicators that will be periodically reviewed to ensure LEAs and SES Providers successfully implement the SES program and that federal funds are expended properly and consistent with the intent of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
Supplemental Educational Service (SES) Provider Status
A State educational agency shall develop, implement, and publicly report on standards and techniques for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of the services offered by approved providers under this subsection, and for withdrawing approval from providers that fail, for 2 consecutive years, to contribute to increasing the academic proficiency of students served [SEC 1116 (e)(4)(D)].
A provider may be removed from the list if it fails to provide SES consistent with applicable health, safety, and civil rights requirements, or fails to meet any other regulatory or statutory requirements, particularly after more than one violation.
SES Provider Status 2012-13
SES Provider Removal FAQ (PDF, 502KB)
How to File an SES Complaint
District Level SES Complaint Investigation Checklist (PDF, 47KB)
NCLB Complaint Procedures (PDF, 66KB)
Supplemental Educational Service Providers
A provider of supplemental educational services may be any public or private (nonprofit or for-profit) entity that meets the state’s criteria for approval. Public schools (including charter schools), private schools, LEAs, educational service agencies, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, business groups, and individuals are among the types of entities that may apply for state approval to provide SES.
List of Approved Providers
Apply to Become a SES Provider
SES Provider Provisions and Assurances
SES Provider Code of Business Ethics
For additional information, contact:
Division of School Improvement and Support
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Page last modified on 5/8/2013.