Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Buffalo State College - Center for Excellence in Urban & Rural Education/
BSC Literacy Center


Name of organization:

Buffalo State College - Center for Excellence in Urban & Rural Education/BSC Literacy Center

Primary location:

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York  14222

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Gina M. Pannozzo, Ph.D.

John F. Siskar, Ph.D.

LEAs where service will be provided:

Buffalo and Erie County


Years provider has delivered service:

35 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Formal and Informal Testing Parent Letters


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

Individualized Instructional Programs Scholastic Guided Reading Programs


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Pre K through 12th grade


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts
Mathematics K-8


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-3 days per week


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

30 minutes – 1.25 hours


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 10 – August 31


Type of instruction:

Individual Tutorial (1:1) and Small Group Instruction in English Language Arts


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

One on one tutoring will be provided in alignment with the student’s LEA Individual Education Plan.


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

One on one diagnostic teaching explicit strategy instruction is employed with students with limited English proficiency.


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

New York State Certified Teachers, Doctors and Masters Degrees, Credited college student teachers and junior participants under the direction of supervising teachers.


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

Written progress reports in ELA and Reading will be provided to parents weekly and the LEA quarterly.  The academic achievement of the students’ progression in meeting his goals will be the focus of the report.  Communications will be delivered during parent/teacher conferences and by electronic and postal mail.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

Transportation to the center and future satellite locations is the responsibility of the parents.


Additional relevant information:

CEURE and the Literacy Center may offer referrals to other college sponsored programs.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014