Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Arline Institute, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Arline Institute, Inc.

Primary location:

1100 East State Street
Camden, New Jersey 08105

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Tyrone Pitts, CEO
856-583-1130, 1131 (phone)
tpitts@arlineservices.com (email)

www.arlineinstitute.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

Syracuse City SD (HS Only)

NYC Geog Dists #1 - #31 (HS Only)

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Five years

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

In 2008, more than 2,000 students were enrolled in our Reading and Math programs. Data detailed below demonstrate that Arline programs are successful at fostering student achievement in the areas of reading and math in a condensed period of time. The score used to evaluate academic growth is the Grade Equivalent (GE). The WRAT 4 Blue Form is used for the initial assessment and the WRAT 4 Green Form for the progress assessment to measure a student’s growth in 30-40 hours of instruction. Below are the system-wide summaries from 2008 after 30-40 hours of instruction: Academic Growth for Reading: Average GE change in vocabulary = 1.0 years growth & Average GE change in comprehension = 0.8 years growth; Academic Growth for Math: Average GE change in computation = 1.1 years growth. At our local Center in Camden, New Jersey, Academic Growth for Reading from 1/4/07 through 2/23/08 after 36 hours of instruction: Average GE change in vocabulary = 1.4 years growth & Average GE change in comprehension = 1.1 years growth. Locally, Academic Growth for Math from 2/1/08 through 1/31/09 after 36 instructional hours: Average GE change in computation = 2.0 years growth.

4.

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

People’s Publishing

Measuring Up

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

9, 10, 11, and 12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Math and Language Arts/Reading

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-3 sessions per week

8.

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

90 minutes

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;):

September 1 – August 31, before school, after school, weekends, holidays and summer school

10.

Type of instruction:

Direct instruction in small group (7:1 student/teacher ratio) settings

10a

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

The Arline Institute will provide SES to students with disabilities in accordance with each student’s Individual Education Program under Section 614(d) of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act and consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

10b

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

Arline identifies instructional staff utilizes instructional materials that enable us to provide instruction in some foreign languages such as Spanish. Arline always enrolls a number of students, from every cultural background, who are too shy to speak up in the classroom or to answer a question, even when they have the answer. We have developed strategies help all students improve their language development in a supportive, encouraging way.

11.

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

College graduates, paraprofessionals with 60 credit hours and certified teachers.

12.

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

On a monthly basis, student progress reports are forwarded to parents and school officials. Parents, teachers and principals are included in the process from enrollment to completion. We strive to maintain two-way communication between Arline and parents. During the educational planning meeting Arline staff and parents review, teacher comments, report cards, recent standardized test scores, WRAT 4 scores and other assessment results. With this data, the team, including parents, is able to identify current level of performance in language arts literacy and math for each student on an absolute scale relative to age peers. These assessments allow team members to gauge the effectiveness of SES services by measuring skill development overtime. For non-English speaking parents, progress reports are translated into their native language.

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)

Decisions regarding transportation are made on a site by site basis.  Arline does contract with private transportation companies.

14.

Additional relevant information:

The Arline Institute is committed to the provision of New York State Learning Standards based instruction in language arts literacy and math in lively interactive learning environments. The Arline program provides a minimum of 30 instructional hours per subject for language arts and math. Our programs are designed for children who demonstrate reading and math learning difficulties and are performing below grade level in these subjects. We explain what we want students to know and be able to do. Diagnostic assessments, such as the Test of Early Math Ability (TEMA-3), WRAT-3, pre-tests and post-tests inform instruction and provide students, parents, teachers and school district officials with evidence of progress. Instructional staff provides regular and consistent feedback to the student, family and all other stakeholders. Most importantly, in our programs, students are provided with consistent praise, encouragement and multiple opportunities for success.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014