Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.


Name of organization:

Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc.

Primary location:

Headquartered at 70 Harvard Place Buffalo, NY  14209
Services Delivered at various CAO sites across the County.

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Morgan Willliams-Bryant
(716) 881-5150

LEAs where service will be provided:

All Eligible LEAs Within Erie County – Elementary, Middle & High Schools


Years provider has delivered service:

3+ years


Evidence that services have been effective:

The curriculum to be used is built on more than a decade of scientifically based research and the collaboration of reading experts.  It has been supported in part by U.S. Department of Education-funded research at Vanderbilt University.  Developed in clinical and classroom settings, the program is uniquely positioned to address the needs of struggling readers.  The curriculum is supported by empirical research and has produced significant, measurable improvements in student achievement.


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

K-12 - Plato Learning Systems

Read 180 as a supplement for appropriate grade levels where severe deficiencies exist.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades K – 12


Content area(s) provider will serve:



Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

5 sessions weekly


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

90 minutes daily


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 1st  – August 31st


Type of instruction:

Combination:  Computer-based/Small Group/Individual


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

Program has demonstrated effectiveness with students with disabilities. While CAO does not specifically target students with serious physical challenges, efforts will be made to accommodate all eligible students wherever possible.


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

Program has demonstrated effectiveness with English Language Learners.


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

Theresa Harris-Tigg, PhD
Certified Reading Teacher

Morgan Williams-Bryant, MA

Certified Teachers, Trained Tutors


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

Quarterly reports via US Postal Services to the Title One office will contain progress reports & attendance records. Personalized lesson plans & progress reports will be maintained at the SES site, available for review with parents, teachers & LEA. Monthly parent nights will be held to discuss student's progress.


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

Transportation services will be arranged in cooperation with participants’ families, Buffalo Public School’s transportation services and CAO’s van service.


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: April 26, 2012