Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Test University, Inc. (TestU)

1.

Name of organization:

Test University, Inc. (TestU)

Primary location:

254 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(212) 279-4368
lpreble@testu.com
www.testu.com external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

TestU will provide services to all LEAs except Rockland County, Albany City School District, Jamestown City School District, Newburgh City School District, NYC School District 22 and NYC School District 25.

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

2 years

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Research based studies show point gains on tests after using TestU’s courses. Online courseware relates to all learning styles and accurately reflects the format and methodology intended from the actual exit exams.

4.

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

  • NY Regents Suite
    (Math A, ELA)
  • Middle School Math Assessment Pathway
  • TestSCOPE Assessment

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 5-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Grades 9-12: ELA and Math

Grades 5-8: Math

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

TestU is entirely web-based; students have access to an unlimited number of sessions per week. Sessions can be configured for after-school use, weekend use, independent student use, and/or home use.

8.

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

The length of each service session is set or adjusted in concert with parent or program liaison. Typically, student sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Research shows that students spend more time on task in online settings.

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;):

TestU service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Weekend sessions, after-school sessions, summer schools sessions, or in-school sessions can be selected.

10.

Type of instruction:

Tutorials:
  • Online Mathematics
  • Online ELA
  • Math Assessment

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):

BA; Ed.D.; New York State Teacher Certification; New York City Teacher License

12.

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

Parents, teachers and educators access real-time standard-based reports on student progress on achievement through a web-based application.

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:

TestU targets students who may require alternative learning methods and will respond to academic content via computer to improve and enhance classroom instruction.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014