Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Krieger Elementary School


Name of organization:

Krieger Elementary School - Poughkeepsie City School District

Primary location:

Krieger Elementary School

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Helen C. Blankenship, Director of Special Projects

LEAs where service will be provided:

Krieger Elementary School


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

No data yet available at this site for this program.  However, CompassLearning Reading/Language Arts provides a research-based literacy program that interweaves listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking skills with a sound phonics based program.  Odyssey Reading and Language Arts provides curriculum based on the essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary and background knowledge, text comprehension strategies, and building reading fluency.  Odyssey Reading and Language Arts meets the standards of of national organizations such as the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Assessment of Educational Progress as well as the qualifications of Reading First.
In mathematics: Based on the five content and process standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Odyssey Math blends skill building with a problem-based approach, allowing students to gradually develop their program-solving and math reasoning skills.  Odyssey Math integrates basic and advanced math concepts, Incorporates activities aligned with New York State Standards, and meets the guidelines of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Assessment of Educational Progress.


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

CompassLearning Odyssey an approved SES program in New York State in partnership with the Krieger School.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 6, 7, and 8


Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA, reading, writing and math


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Five one hour sessions per week.  Students will be assigned to two hours of tutoring per week depending on parents wishes.


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

One hour


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;):

28 weeks, two hours per week per student, or a total of 56 hours of service per student between September 1 2005 and June 30 2006


Type of instruction:

Individualized learning path determined through pretest at grade level and small group direct instruction with appropriately certified faculty in Reading and math teachers.


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

The CompassLearning Odyssey program appeals to various learning styles: tactile -through use of on-line manipulatives.  Auditory -many parts of the lessons are read aloud; and visual -reading, graphics and animation.  Feedback is immediate and reinforcement is short and appropriate.  For students with disabilities the positive reinforcements are especially appealing.  Because the curriculum is self-paced, it is beneficial to all students and can be tailored for after school programs.  The frequency and length of sessions can also be tailored specifically to the needs of the student.


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

The CompassLearning Odyssey has an ESL language component to serve the ESL population in grades 6, 7 and 8.


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

All faculty providing SES are appropriately certified in reading and math for grades 6, 7, and 8 and have received training from CompassLearning to successfully implement the program.


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

The CompassLearning Odyssey Manager is the foundation of the CompassLearning diagnostic prescriptive solution which assesses students, diagnoses their strengths, and prescribes specific instruction targeting areas of non-mastery.  By controlling the delivery of New York State Standards-aligned assessments as well as engaging and inspiring standards based curriculum, the CompassLearning Odyssey Manager provides students with an individualized education and allows them to learn at their own pace and in their own way.  Additionally the Odyssey Manager tracks students, their information, and their explorations through the CompassLearning Odyssey system so teachers, families, and peers can provide appropriate support and guidance, while administrators can demonstrate achievement, displaying accountability to the local community, along with state and federal officials.  


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 transportation will be provided.  The Krieger school is within walking distance for middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: April 30, 2012