Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Ability Plus, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Ability Plus, Inc.

Primary location:

Orlando, Florida

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Roy Pressey, CEO
800-778-5586
Roy.Pressey@abilityplus.net
www.abilityplus.net

LEAs where service will be provided:

Bronx, NY and Buffalo, NY

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

4 years

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Over 80% of Ability Plus, Inc. students report at least a 20% gain achievement at the end of the program.  Our program is a research based intervention series that provides support in the key areas of literacy including phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary, and fundamental math skills.

4.

Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Voyager Expanded Learning, Inc.,
Pearson/AGS
Continental Press,
Options Publishing

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-8

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading/Language Arts & Mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Two sessions per week

8.

Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

Two hours per session

9.

Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1-August 31
after school and weekends

10.

Type of instruction:

Small Group (1-5)

10a

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

We believe strongly that all students with disabilities should have the same opportunities, the same education and the same services as those received by students without disabilities.  Therefore, every effort is made to comply with the IDEA and ADA government protections.  We will work with the student's 504 and IEP plans and provide appropriate support to comply with these plans.  Our staff members hold ESE (Exceptional Special Education) and VE (Varying Exceptionalities) certifications.  Many of our staff are bilingual and hold ESOL/ESL certifications.  We continually adapt our recruiting process to meet the specific needs of the populations we serve.

10b

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Our staff include tutors who hold ESOL/ESL certifications.  We further address the needs of students with limited English proficiency by providing research-recommended teacher modeling, group practice, and individual practice.  Teachers utilize English as the language of instruction, since teachers are the English-speaking role models for students.  Program materials reflect a wide range of peoples and cultures.

11.

Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

95% of our tutors are certified teachers.

12.

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Ability Plus, Inc. will provide both the school day teacher and the LEAs written student progress reports at the end of every fourth session via email.  Progress reports will include attendance and student progress.  Written progress reports will be sent home to the parents with students at the 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% completion points of the program.

13.

Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

No

14.

Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 20, 2014