Informative statements from the No Child Left Behind publication entitled The Role of Educational Technology in Meeting the Promise of

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Steve Fleischman, Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research, Director, Supplemental Educational Services Quality Center


* Educational technology (e-Learning) may be more convenient and engaging to use than some “traditional” tutoring services.


* On-line services provide great consistency of instruction.


* Potential benefits, of Educational Technology in SES, established by prior research and studies include:


·        Improved student achievement and work habits that are accomplished by building on learning that takes place during the school day.


·        Individual instruction focused on specific student needs that permits students who may not learn well in traditional classrooms to learn different, perhaps more effective ways.


·        Reduced incidence of delinquent or risky behavior achieved by providing students a safe, supportive, and engaging environment outside of school.


·        Students usually LEARN MORE in classes in which they receive computer-based instruction and have more positive attitudes toward the subject matter being studied.


·         Students learn their lessons in less time with computer-based instruction.


Compiled by Dean’s Learning Center, a computer-based SES provider.

For more information on this publication please view the U.S. Depart. of Ed. website.