Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Knowledge Plus Academy


Name of organization:

New York City Department of Education, District 20 Knowledge Plus Academy

Primary location:

415 89th Street
Brooklyn, New York  11209

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Iris D. Baum
Fax: 718-420-5685

LEAs where service will be provided:

District 20, 21 and 31


Years provider has delivered service:

100+ years of service to New York City families


Evidence that services have been effective:

District 20 schools have been making steady progress toward their goal of meeting and exceeding New York State Performance Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Data shows that the percent of students in Level I has steadily declined, while the percent of students in Levels II & III has increased.  These results are due to the expectations that all students can approach, meet and exceed standards through the implementation of research based curricula, on-site professional development and developmentally appropriate practices.


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

District 20 Knowledge Plus Academy where small group instruction will address individual students' needs through research based practices and materials.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts/Reading & Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2 sessions per week


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

90-minutes per session


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;):

6-week cycles
Total of 45 hours offered before and after school and Saturdays.


Type of instruction:

Small group Not to exceed the teacher: student ratio of 1:10


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

All services will be provided by NYS certified and NYC licensed teachers.


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

Reports will be issued at 5-week intervals throughout each cycle using the "Supplemental Educational Services Student Report".


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



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

We will provide consistency of instruction in a print-rich, familiar environment.


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



Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: April 30, 2012