Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Schools where at least 40 percent of the children in the school attendance area are from low-income families or at least 40 percent of the student enrollment are from low-income families are eligible to receive federal Title I funds. The proportion of low-income families is most frequently measured by the percent of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. Title I funds are to be used for programs designed to improve the academic achievement of children from low-income homes.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Supplemental educational services is additional instruction offered during or outside of the regular school day and designed to increase the academic achievement of low-income students attending Title I schools. These services may include academic assistance such as remediation and other educational interventions.
The main purpose of supplemental educational services is to:
- Increase the academic achievement in reading/language arts or mathematics of eligible students as measured by the State's assessment system
- Enable students identified to attain proficiency in meeting the State academic achievement standards.