About Supplemental Educational Services
Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, schools in second and subsequent years of school improvement status are required to offer to eligible parents and their children the option of using Supplemental Educational Services (SES), usually provided in the form of after-school tutoring. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education maintains a list of approved providers through a public collection of applications and a multi-stage review process. Providers are selected based on several qualities, including an alignment of their educational programs with Missouri’s Show-Me Standards and Grade-Level Expectations; financial soundness; and high-quality, research-based instruction. School districts must notify parents of the available providers and, if asked, assist parents in choosing an appropriate provider for their children from the state’s approved list.