Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

SCORE! Educational Centers

1.

Name of organization:

SCORE! Educational Centers

Primary location:

SCORE! Educational Centers
10 South Wacker
Suite 3425
Chicago, IL  60606

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

1-800-49-SCORE

LEAs where service will be provided:

Cities: Mount Vernon, Yonkers

Counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester

New York City: Districts 1 – 30, 32

High Schools: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

10

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Since 1992, SCORE! has served over 100,00 students nationwide and we currently serve over 38,000 students. SCORE! Uses SuccessMaker®, a computer-based curriculum with proven efficacy that has benefited over 2 million students in over 16,000 schools nationwide. Research on SuccessMaker in the schools has shown that students can gain as much as a year and a half (and up to two years) of learning in one year of instruction using the curriculum.

SCORE! staff complete rigorous training on all aspects of SCORE! ‘s program, implement the curriculum using a low student-staff ratio, and support the curriculum with direct instruction and a structured system of positive reinforcements. This combination of a proven curriculum and personalized service is designed to enhance student, achievement, self-confidence, and develop in students a love of learning.

4.

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

SCORE! Core Advantage Program uses the SuccessMaker ® curriculum, which is a product of NCS Learn.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K through 10

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading)

Mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2

8.

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

1 hour

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;):

Year-round, after school and weekends, on a drop-in basis during the following hours during the school year:

Monday- Thursday: 2:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m,.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Some Centers are closed)

Center hours vary during the summer, but are open a minimum of 35 hours a week.

10.

Type of instruction:

SCORE! combines a proven computer-based mathematics and reading curriculum with direct instruction to provide a personalized learning experience. SCORE!’s unique motivation system provides students positive reinforcement for student effort and achievement.

10a

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

 

10b

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

 

11.

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

Candidates for employment with SCORE! must successfully complete a rigorous application, screening and selection process, which includes a supervised live instructional session with students, in order to be selected for employment with SCORE!. In the year 2001, SCORE! hired only one-half of one percent of all applicants for full-time employment.

SCORE!’s full-time Academic Directors are degreed individuals from top colleges and universities who have a record of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated mastery of the academic subjects offered by SCORE!, experience working with children, and a commitment to delivering educational services, as well as strong leadership ability, and exceptional communications skills. Academic Directors include the Center Director, who is responsible for overall management of the Center. Many of our Directors have won prestigious academic awards, including National Merit Scholarships and Fullbright Scholarships, and most have prior experience in teaching or tutoring, and many have experience in counseling, social work, or psychology.

12.

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

Student attendance is monitored weekly, and if a student has not attended the Center for 8 to 10 days, Center staff contact the student’s parent directly by telephone. Students’ academic progress is also monitored by Academic Directors on an ongoing basis.

Parents receive a formal update on their child’s progress approximately every two months, either in person at a parent conference or on a written progress report that is sent home to the parent. Parent conferences are held at the end of the first month of each student’s membership, two months later, and then every four months thereafter. Written Student Progress Reports are sent home after the first, third, and fifth months of membership, and every four months thereafter. For each SuccessMaker course, Progress Reports include the student’s average instructional level across all course strands and instructional level within each course strand. In addition, the Progress Reports includes the average percent correct across all course strands and the percent correct within each course strand. Finally, Progress Reports include total time spent in the courseware.

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:

 

Last Updated: May 2, 2012