Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Ventures Education Systems Corporation

1.

Name of organization:

Ventures Education Systems Corporation

Primary location:

245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 802
New York, NY 10016

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

212-696-5717
akrauthammer@ventures.org

www.vesc-education.com external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

All

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Six years as a for-profit company; 30 years inclusive of similar not-for-profit activities.

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Ventures evaluates its program for student achievement using state-managed standardized tests with results that show significant improvement in testing across grade levels and content areas.

4.

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

Ventures Initiative & Focus system of student-centered learning (featuring Structured Thinking Skills).

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

All

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading); mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

The Ventures program is flexible in design, allowing for a combination of sessions that can be conducted for 2 hours each on an after school basis or 3 hours each on Saturday, with a convenient schedule to be arranged with the district.

8.

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

The Ventures program is optimally based on 2 hour sessions on an after school basis, and/or 3 hour sessions on Saturdays.

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;):

The Ventures program is available throughout the school year as well as during summer months as scheduled with parents, school and district personnel. Ventures recommends a program of 12 to 24 sessions.

10.

Type of instruction:

Small group (ave. # 20)

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

 

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

 

11.

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

All Ventures teachers providing direct instruction are New York certified for the content area.

12.

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

Ventures trainers will provide written status and progress reports on a per student basis to parents, regular classroom teachers and district/school administrators.

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. Ventures typically provides its services on site at local school facilities within the district.

14.

Additional relevant information:

Ventures’ program is a research-based instructional program that provides students with an array of Thinking Skills that enhance literacy, problem-solving and test-taking skills.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014