Title

Supplemental education services under no child left behind : who signs up, and what do they gain?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Publication Date

6-1-2010

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

273

Last Page

298

Abstract

Schools that have not made adequate yearly progress in increasing student academic achievement are required, under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), to offer children in low-income families the opportunity to receive supplemental educational services (SES). In research conducted in Milwaukee Public Schools, the authors explore whether parents and students are aware of their eligibility and options for extra tutoring under NCLB, and who among eligible students registers for SES. Using the best information available to school districts, the authors estimate the effects of SES in increasing students’ reading and math achievement. Their nonexperimental estimates suggest no average effects of SES attendance on student achievement gains. They use qualitative research to explore possible explanations for the lack of observed effects.

DOI

10.3102/0162373710361640

Print ISSN

01623737

E-ISSN

19351062

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Heinrich, C. J., Meyer, R. H., & Whitten, G. W. (2010). Supplemental education services under no child left behind: Who signs up, and what do they gain? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(2), 273-298. doi: 10.3102/0162373710361640