Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Yankasa Association of USA, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Yankasa Association of USA, Inc.

Primary location:

P.O. Box 539
Bronx, NY 10453

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(347) 862-3635
ytstutors@gmail.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

Bronx

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

5

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

The Saxon Middle School maths program was conducted for students, who were in schools in Disricts 8, Bronx, NY, in April, 2003. Approx. 26 7th graders at Level 2 participated. Total contact time was only 7 to 8 hours.

On average, 88.2% experienced a gain in Mean Scale Scores, the average gain being 20.4 points (more than half a level). 34.4% of the Program students moved from Level 2 (not meeting/approaching the standard) into Levels 3 & 4 (meeting or exceeding the standard). In one class, 62.5% of Program students moved up to passing!

Only 5.3% of Program students dropped a level, while 20.9% of non-Program students dropped a level.

Yankasa conducted an earlier pilot program in the Bronx. Approx. 45 8th graders at Level 1 and 2 from four (4) schools plus approx. 18 7th graders from Bronx schools participated in the program. Total contact time ranged from 6 to 10 hours.

On average, Program students improved 14.85% more longitudinally than non-Program students in moving from Levels 1 & 2 (not meeting/approaching the standard) into Level 3 (meeting or exceeding the standard).

However, Yankasa was later informed that when thee 7th graders were tested as 8th graders in 2008, they tested among the highest in New York City on the State ELA exam!

In Read 180 programs, exclusively for Bronx High School of students, average improvement in Effective Reading Rate was 95% (3.6 times better). In an evaluation survey at program end, in which participants rated the program, Yankasa, and instructor, more than 94% of participating students indicated that they would like to attend additional Yankasa programs.

4.

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

SAXON middle school math's: math's intervention program. Curricula and materials are available for grades 6 through 9, with the content and skills designed to meet National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and various state standards.

Read 180 (READ 180 is a reading intervention program designed for students in elementary through high school whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. The goal of READ 180 is to address gaps in students' skills through the use of literature and direct instruction in reading skills).

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grade 6 to 9

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

MATHS, ELA (including READING)

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Monday to Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

8.

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

Minimum - 1 hour per session
Maximim - 2 hours per session
40 total hours per child

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 - June 30
Weekdays 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekends 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

10.

Type of instruction:

One-on-one method of home tutoring

10a

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

Eligible students with learning disabilities will be taught the core, easy-to-master techniques, using a flexible, visual and fun approach. We build confidence by showing progress each step of the way!

For students with physical disabilities Yankasa Association will provide appropriate accommodations and supports to ensure that such students benefit fully from us.

10b

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

Yankasa Association will employ bilingual instructors who are qualified to conduct our one on one Tutoring programs in Spanish and other languages.

Limited English proficiency (LEP) students or English Language Learners (ELL) who have difficulty learning need to focus on only the essential core information. They will be given high-interest reading materials familiar to the on subject they can relate to. They'll do more actual practice and spend less time listening to explanation, and look at more visual "bulleted" information than proficient English speakers.

11.

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

Supervised by NYC Teacher, Yankasa instructors are dynamic educational motivators who believe in the Saxon Middle School Math's and Read 180, use it in their daily lives, and are passionate to teach it. Yankasa instructors receive over 24 rigourous hours of specialized training in the intervention programs. Most have a NY State Teacher Certification, Doctorate, and Masters, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Many have theater or public speaking experience, anduse that ability to make the sessions exciting, fun and interactive.

Yankasa is very selective when hiring instructors. One needs to be certified by the National Tutoring Association and be able to show commitment to the welfare of children.

12.

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

Instructor will record attendance at every session, along with the material covered. Attendance, lesson completion, test scores and instructor/tutor comments will be reported to parents in written monthly reports to the extent practicable, in their native language. Informal reporting will be delivered more frequently and upon. Reports to teachers and LEA will be presented as required. Final report will be made to NY State Education Department, using "Supplemental Educational Services Student Report" form. Report will indicate baseline data, diagnostic focus, information about student's educational service plan, annual objectives, and services delivered during the period, and outcomes. Assessment or measurement tool used and attendance record of student for the period will be included in report.

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, transportation will not be provided.

14.

Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: May 2, 2012