Nassau BOCES Substantial Equivalency Review (SER) Service

  • Substantial Equivalency Service Letter of Intent

    Standard Subscription - $730 per district


    • Substantial Equivalency process training session offered at Nassau BOCES for district personnel
    • Phone support throughout the school year regarding Substantial Equivalency
    • Additional resources including rubric templates to complete the Substantial Equivalency Review process
    • Does not include follow-up support for collaborative improvement plan - a separate LOI can be customized to support these needs


    Premium Subscription - $5,400 per non-public school (Discounted rate of $4,400 per non-public school for districts requiring more than 3 reviews of non-public schools).


    • All items from Substantial Equivalency Standard Subscription
    • Initial letter informing non-public schools of review including preliminary instructions for visit.
    • Initial review meeting with non-public school leaders to establish a timeline, the agenda for two-day review process, and evidence to be provided by the non-public school
    • Two-day on-site visit conducted by Nassau BOCES (Tour of school building, team meeting, classroom observations, documentation review, and follow-up interviews)
    • Substantial Equivalency documentation preparation for district, non-public school, and state
    • Substantial Equivalency review decision letters will be prepared and sent to district and non-public school/s


    Additional Review Services will be included if needed in the event an improvement plan is recommended.


    • Follow-up meeting with non-public school leaders 
    • Collaborative improvement plan generated with appropriate timeline and benchmarks
    • Initial review meeting held at Nassau BOCES with district and non-public leaders 
    • Follow-up meeting to review plan implementation
    • Determine a final decision regarding Substantial Equivalency 
    • Re-submit paperwork to the school district