Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Smart Equation, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Smart Equation, Inc.

Primary location:

7 Woodhull Cove Lane
East Setauket, NY  11733

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Marie Archambault, President
(631) 689-0215
mrsarch21@aol.com
Our website is not yet completed

LEAs where service will be provided:

Smart Equation is a newly formed entity, and as such, we are requesting approval in all districts in order to have the flexibility to begin provisioning Supplemental Education Services in a select few districts in New York City as well as a potentially a few districts outside the NYC area.  We are requesting all LEA's in order to have the ability to work with those schools that would be able to benefit most from our program.  Additionally, due to the capital intensity of our program and we will aim to grow this business slowly and in a conservative manner in order to be able to best serve our students.  It is our goal to begin with approximately 5 to 6 schools for the September 2006 school year, for which we have vendor financing in place.

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Since Smart Equation is a newly formed entity we hope to begin providing services in the 2006-2007 school year.

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Although Smart Equation has not yet had the opportunity to deliver services, both of our educational software systems have successfully helped students to increase academic achievement.  The Soliloquy Reading Assistant® is already used by an approved New York State SES provider.

4.

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

Smart Equation has acquired the I CAN Learn® Educational System for mathematics and Soliloquy Reading Assistant® for reading and English Language Arts.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Smart Equation intends to offer mathematics instruction in grades 4 - 12 and English Language Arts including reading in grades K - 8.

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Smart Equation will provide instruction in mathematics as well as reading and English Language Arts.

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Our goal is to provide three sessions twice a week with two hour duration.

8.

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

We hope to offer 40 - 50 hours of service per cycle but the length of these cycles will be based on contractual negotiations and needs of each school.

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;):

We intend to offer supplemental educational services using the hardware and software provided by Smart Equation during non-school times, including after-school, weekends and summers.  Smart Equation expects the actual delivery times to vary from district to district depending on (a) student needs, (b) funding amounts negotiated with districts, (c) space/location considerations, and (d) any other specific arrangements that Smart Equation negotiates with districts.

10.

Type of instruction:

Small group and one-on-one instruction will be provided using computers and software driven math and literacy instructional programs.

10a

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

Smart Equation will look to recruit experienced staff with a demonstrated record of success working with students with disabilities.  Both Soliloquy Reading Assistant® and the I CAN Learn® systems, by nature of their designs, can address the needs of the students at all ends of the achievement spectrum.  The desk structure in the computer lab is also designed to accommodate children with physical disabilities and is wheelchair accessible.

10b

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

Engaging multimedia presentations and high-quality digital video help to convey the lessons clearly and concisely for students with limited English proficiency.  Additionally, Smart Equation will look to recruit instructors and program aides that are bi-lingual whenever possible.

11.

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

All offers for employment with Smart Equation Corp are subject to drug testing and all of the fingerprint and criminal history record check requirements contained in law.
     Program Managers are responsible for the day-to-day administration and logistics of the program.  Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree and 3-4 years of work experience, bi-lingual strongly recommended
     Instructors will deliver part-time non-school hour instruction to students using the hardware, I CAN Learn® and Soliloquy Reading Assistant® software and instructional materials provided by Smart Equation including its professional development activities.  Minimum Requirements: New York State certification and 2-3 years of teaching/tutoring experience, bi-lingual strongly recommended
     Program Aides will work with the instructor on non-instructional aspects of the program such as providing the snacks to students as well as assisting disabled students.  Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred along with experience working with children, bi-lingual strongly recommended.

12.

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

Parents will be notified of student progress through parent conferences as well as pre, mid and post-program reports updating them of their child's progress.  These progress reports will be generated via the Classroom Explorer® student management system in both chart and graph form as well as performance portfolios.  Instructors will meet with parents midway through the program to review student progress and discuss student goals for the remainder of the program.  At the end of the program, Instructors and parents will meet again to discuss the outcomes of the instruction and develop next steps to continue the academic achievement of the child.  Students' daytime teacher(s) will receive the same progress reports that are sent home to parents.  At the end of each term (or whenever contractually obligated), we will submit to the school and the district a final report inclusive of statistical reports (charts and graphs) as well as a written portion that summarizes the progress of all students provided with our supplemental services.  Because all student information is stored in our web-based information system, we can readily produce virtually any report a school, district or Department of Education would request from us.

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)

We intend to offer our programs primarily in public school buildings where the computer labs have been installed.  If transportation is necessary and feasible, we intend to arrange for and/or provide transportation to students.  We will look to locate our program in sites that are both convenient for parents and appropriate for the age levels e intend to serve at that site.

14.

Additional relevant information:

Smart Equation, together with I CAN Learn® and Soliloquy Reading Assistant®, will provide professional development before the start of the program and ongoing curricular as well as technical support throughout the year.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012