Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Liberty Learning Lab, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Liberty Learning Lab, Inc.

Primary location:

1115 First Avenue
Suite 14B
New York, NY  10021

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Tel (212) 486-8607
Email: m_poolin@libertylearninglab.org
Website: www.libertylearninglab.org external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

All

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Education Link, the sister company of Liberty Learning Lab, Inc. has been providing services in NY State and NYC for 7 years.

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

MOST RECENT RESULTS

In A PLUS/Get to the Points program conducted for 7th graders in District 8, Bronx, NY, 53.3% of students moved up one level on NYC ELA EXAM, with 46.7% of all students moving from Level 2 up to Level 3.
 


An A PLUS/Get to the Points program was conducted for three schools in District 8, Bronx, NY, in April, 2003.  Approx. 90 7th graders at Level 2 participated.  Total contact time was only 7 to 8 hours.

On average, 88.2% experienced a gain in Mean Scale Scores, the average gain being 20.4 points (more than half a level).  34.4% of the Program students moved from Level 2 (not meeting/approaching the standard) into Levels 3 & 4 (meeting or exceeding the standard).  In one class, 62.5% of Program students moved up to passing!

Only 5.3% of Program students dropped a level, while 20.9% of non-Program students dropped a level.

*Program performance measured using Official 6th grade NYC CTB-R scores in 2002 and 7th grade NYC ELA scores in 2003, results confirmed by District 8, NYC Dept. of Ed.

Education Link conducted an earlier pilot program in District 8.  Approx. 220 8th graders at Level 1 and 2 from six (6) schools plus approx. 60 7th graders from one magnet school (Maritime) participated in the program.  Total contact time ranged from 8 to 10 hours.

On average, Program students improved 20.85% more longitudinally than non-Program students in moving from Levels 1 & 2 (not meeting/approaching the standard) into Level 3 (meeting or exceeding the standard).

*Results based on Official 7th grade CTB-R scores and 8th grade ELA scores, results confirmed by District 8, NYC Dept. of Ed.  Results published in a report titled "A PLUS Learning System Literacy Enrichment Initiative Program Results Survey, August 2002"

Survey excluded results of Maritime.  Since entire 7th grade received the program, no comparison could be drawn between Program and non-Program students.

However, Education Link was later informed that when these 7th graders from Maritime were tested as 8th graders in 2002, they tested #1 in New York City on the State ELA exam!

In an A PLUS program exclusively for Bronx High School of Science students, average improvement in Effective Reading Rate was 260% (3.6 times better).  In an evaluation survey at program end, in which participants rated the program, A PLUS techniques, and instructor, more than 90% of participating students indicated that they would like to attend additional Education Link programs.

4.

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

  • A PLUS Live Online
  • A PLUS Math Online
  • A PLUS/Get to the Points Comprehensive
  • A PLUS Math 48

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA, Reading, Math, Learning Skills

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Flexible

8.

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

Flexible

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

10.

Type of instruction:

Live instruction in the school or student home, online instruction in school or at home.

10a

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

The online component opens the door for students with disabilities, and lets them work at home in a manner that is more comfortable and effective for them than classroom instruction.

In live-in person sessions, our instructors, by providing alternative, flexible beneficial activities, can easily accommodate many limitations in physical ability in our programs.

10b

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

ELL students, many of whose parents do not speak English, can have the opportunity for more contact with an English-speaking person during non-school hours.

11.

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

Supervised by an award-winning former NYC principal, Liberty Learning Lab instructors are dynamic educational motivators.  A PLUS instructors receive over 100 rigorous hours of training in the A PLUS System.  Our master teachers have NY State certification, many have public speaking experience, and our online educators go through an intensive program to be able to replicate the dynamism of our programs online.

12.

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

Instructors will record attendance at every session, along with the material covered.  Attendance, lesson completion, test scores and instructor/tutor comments will be reported to parents in written monthly reports to the extent practicable, in their native language.

Online reporting is available, which parents may view at their convenience.

Reports to teachers and LEA will be presented as required.  Final report will be made to NY State Education Department, using "Supplemental Educational Services Student Report" form.  Reports will indicate baseline data, diagnostic focus, information about student's educational service plan, annual objectives, services delivered during the period, and outcomes.  Assessment of measurement tool used and attendance record of student for the period will be included in report.

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, and transportation will not be necessary, as the same quality programs we offer in schools or homes are available online.

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Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014