Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

New York City Learning Academy

1. Name of organization: New York City Learning Academy
Primary location:

52 Chambers Street, Rm. 219
New York, NY 10007

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(212) 374-0533 and external link
LEAs where service will be provided: New York City Public Schools
2. Years provider has delivered service: 100+ years of service to New York City families
3. Evidence that services have been effective: New York City Public schools have made steady progress toward the 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. The percent of students passing the Regents examinations in our high schools has also increased. These results are due to the expectations that all students can approach, meet and exceed standards through the implementation of research based curricula and instructional approaches, on-site professional development and developmentally appropriate practices.
4. Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate): New York City Learning Academy (NY-CLA): A high-quality SES program providing customized, small-group, research-based instruction utilizing state-of-the-art materials, delivered by certified teachers supported by high-quality ongoing professional development.
5. Grade level(s) the provider will serve: 3-8
6. Content area(s) provider will serve: English Language Arts/Reading & Mathematics
7. Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable: Three hours per week delivered in either two 1.5 hour sessions, or three 1-hour sessions, or a once-weekly 3 hour intensive session, before or after school hours or on Saturdays.
8. Average length of each service session (minutes/hours): 1-3 hours depending upon format selected (as per item 7 above)
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;):

A total of 48 hours per pupil provided within the allowable SES school-year time frame (i.e., October 19-June 30th or the time frame specified for the upcoming school year by the SES office), in a choice of formats including two 1.5-hour sessions, or three 1-hour sessions, or a once-weekly 3 hour intensive session, delivered before or after school hours or on Saturdays.

10. Type of instruction: Small group instruction not to exceed the teacher: student ratio of 1:10
10a. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities: Use of universal design principles providing equity of access to information, use of supportive scaffolding strategies, utilization of supports for learning within literacy and mathematics that stree both skills and content acquisition, incorporation of strategies for increased differentiation of instruction, increased reinforcement of skills and strategies, and an intensive focus on ongoing progress monitoring.
10b. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency: Emphasis on use of cognates in developing vocabulary for language and reading , use of supportive strategies such as those delineated in the SIOP model (sheltered English strategies).
11. Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s): All services will be provided by NYS certified and NYC licensed teachers.
12. Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery): Reports of each student’s literacy and math progress will be issued on a quarterly basis throughout the program using the SES on-line reporting system and informed by a range of assessment tools. On-line SES progress reporting will occur on a quarterly basis and will include progress information in target areas of literacy and mathematics. All studden reports will be delivered to parents in hard copy.
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: NYCLS provides targeted supplemental instruction utilizing comprehensive approaches which are provided in a supportive small-group setting by well-qualified and well-prepared teachers.
Last Updated: March 21, 2014