The fledgling tutoring industry spawned by No Child Left Behind is banding together in Florida.
The new Florida Association of SES Providers will work with the Department of Education and local school districts to "create and improve best practices" and "establish a set of standards and measurements for state-approved SES providers that assures programs are of high quality," the Tampa-based group said in a press release.
The statement also said the group is already pursuing legislation that will require the DOE to annually grade providers "through a thorough evaluation process which includes parameters of student academic achievement, parent, student and school district satisfaction and timely delivery of services." Some in the industry haven’t been happy with the current grading system, which stresses test scores.
The first batch of grades under that system are due by March 1.
Ron Matus, State Education Reporter
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