Any company who provides Supplemental Education Services for State Education Agencies will be monitored in order for the state to verify compliance with the No Child Left Behind mandate. During those state monitoring visits, monitors (who are often contracted employees previously employed by the state’s department of education) will look for evidence of training (by way of signed attendance sheets), company policies and procedures as well as student instruction materials. Be sure to keep all records including student sign in sheets for those monitoring visits.
One policy you may not have in place is a written policy for illiterate parents. Parents who can not read (in any language) must also be able to receive updates on their student’s progress. SES Companies should have a written policy of providing some progress reports to parents verbally in order to ensure effective parent communication.
S K Tilton, Author