Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Edison Learning, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Edison Learning, Inc.

Primary location:

485 Lexington Ave., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10017

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(773) 531-3792
ses@edisonlearning.com
www.edisonlearning.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

On-site provider

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

6

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

End of year performance reports for the New York City, Baltimore, and Chicago school systems show consistent student academic improvement and consistent parent and teacher satisfaction results. Please refer to Appendix 2 for a more detailed summary of this evidence.

4.

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

Learning Force (program), Reading and Math Force (curriculum)

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-8

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading and Math

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

3 sessions/week (average), or at district/site discretion

8.

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

2 hours/session (average), or at district/site discretion

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;):

60-hour program, available for service before and after school, on weekends, and during summer

10.

Type of instruction:

Small-group instruction/10:1 student-teacher ratio

10a

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

EdisonLearning SES complies with all state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities.

10b

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

The Teacher’s Guide contains sections for meeting the needs of ELL students with English Language Learning suggestions contained within the skill objective and throughout the lessons. Additionally, each lesson is aligned with NY State Curriculum Standards and presented in a manner focused on academic achievement for Title I students, ELL students, or any students struggling with academic approaches. Research-based ELL methods in lessons include adaptations for teaching skills; vocabulary support such as explaining commonly misunderstood terms or words; use of manipulatives for hands-on understanding; and use of graphic organizers to help students visualize and organize their work (August & Hakuta, 1997, Improving schooling for language-minority children). Oral language/fluency support helps ELL learners with vocabulary and comprehension.

11.

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

EdisonLearning SES instruction is delivered by NY State-certified teachers.

12.

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

Parents receive an individualized student work plan outlining specific goals for their child at the beginning of the program.  The student-specific academic goals are generated from the pre-assessment data taken within the first two days of the program.  Parents are invited to a conference to provide in put on additional learning goals.  In addition, parents receive a minimum of two progress reports throughout the 60 hour program providing parents with feedback about their child’s progress toward meeting their learning goals.  The first progress report is send home at the program mid-point and then a second is sent home at program end.  All communication to parents is written in easy-to-understand language and is translated when needed.

Providing consistent information on student academic progress to parents, teachers, and school district is a critical element in the EdisonLearning SES program. Parents and teachers are provided Student Work Plans in hard copy at program start. After Work Plans have been signed by parents they are turned into the district’s Title I Office. Student progress reports are sent to parents, teachers and district at mid-program indicating if students are on target to meet their achievement goals. The School Connection Form is used to communicate and report to students’ classroom teachers about individual student goals, and receive feedback on student skill acquisition in the classroom. At program end, the school and district receive a full summary on each child, school, and the entire program on the End of Year report. The End of Year report includes student achievement gains by grade level and includes a school’s parent satisfaction ratings.

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)

All EdisonLearning SES services are delivered in the students’ schools during after-school hours and thus do not require any additional transportation.

14.

Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014