Student Achievement Report Roundup

Tutoring Services

By Kevin Bushweller — October 08, 2004 1 min read

Many states have done little if anything to gauge the effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act’s tutoring-services provision for students in low-performing schools, a report released last week suggests.

“Accountability Left Behind: While Students and Schools Face High Stakes Testing, Tutoring Companies Get a Free Ride,” is available online from ACORN. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

The report by the New York City-based Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, a network for low- and moderate-income families, says states have failed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of tutoring companies hired by states to provide the so-called supplemental-services tutoring under the federal law.

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