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Subject: K-12 education Supplemental Education Service providers
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Asked by: yoelgivol-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 05 Jan 2005 14:17 PST
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Question ID: 452562
K-12 Supplemental Education Service Providers- who are the leading
players in the US K-12 market,  what are their budget resources (
federal and State) what states and disricts are mostly using the
SES,how do they deal with struggling readers

Request for Question Clarification by googlenut-ga on 05 Jan 2005 20:26 PST
Hello Yoel,

It?s good to hear from you again.

Are you looking for providers of supplemental educational services to
Title I schools, as required by the No Child Left Behind Act?

I have done some preliminary research on the question and, if I
understand it correctly, I would like to continue working on it. 
However, I am only able to work on it part-time, so it may take me 4
or 5 days.  If you would prefer to receive an answer sooner, let me
know and I will leave it for another researcher.


Clarification of Question by yoelgivol-ga on 06 Jan 2005 02:43 PST
Happy new year!
The NCLB requires schools that do not meet the AYP Adequate Yearly
Progress to use the Supplemental Education Service Providers, to do
I am looking to find as much as I can about these providers, in order
to try and provide them with a product that will help kids read
independently ( title I schools, and others)
No problem 4-5 days will do
Looking forward to hearing from you

Subject: Re: K-12 education Supplemental Education Service providers
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 08 Jan 2005 21:51 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Yoel,

I will try to address each of your four questions about K-12
Supplemental Educational Service Providers:

-	Who are the leading players in the US K-12 market?
-	What are their budget resources (federal and State)?
-	What states and districts are mostly using the SES?
-	How do they deal with struggling readers?

*** The following articles identify Kaplan, Educate, The Princeton
Review, PLATO Learning, HOSTS Learning, CompassLearning and Failure
Free Reading as leading players among the US K-12 supplemental
educational services providers.
Kaplan, Educate, Princeton Review tutoring benefit from NCLB
Electronic Education Report
Nov 12, 2004
?No Child Left Behind and the demand from schools and parents for
materials and services to improve student performance on state exams
is driving revenue growth at three of the largest K-12 tutoring
providers--Kaplan (New York), Educate (Baltimore) and The Princeton
Review (New York).?


?The Princeton Review provides its supplemental tutoring services to
30 districts. This year, it has renewed contracts with New York City,
Philadelphia, the state of Virginia and Fairfax County, Va.?


?Educate, the former K-12 division of Sylvan Learning Systems, which
broke up into two companies (K-12 and higher education) in 2003, also
benefited from NCLB. Educate chairman and CEO Chris Hoehn-Saric said
growth opportunities in K-12 educational services are rapidly
expanding because of NCLB. The company is opening more of its
traditional center-based learning sites for after-school supplemental
education. Sylvan Learning Centers expanded its network by 57 centers
since September 2003.?


?Like Sylvan Learning Centers, Kaplan's Score! centers continue to
expand. Score! contributed to revenue growth with higher rates and 11
new centers compared to 2003.

In September, Score! opened a new center in Philadelphia, the third
such center there in the previous three months. The company has plans
to open two more centers in Philadelphia by the end of 2004. Score!
provides skills-training via a software program. Nationwide, there are
160 Score! centers serving 40,000 children.?


eSchool News
Readers? Choice Awards:
Supplemental Educational Services
April 2004
?To help states and school districts choose SES providers with proven
records of success, eSchool News asked readers to weigh in with their
own top picks for SES providers in each of four categories: K-8 Math,
K-8 Language Arts, 9-12 Math, and 9-12 Language Arts. More than 1,200
unique readers voted on the eSchool News web site in February, and the
results appear on the next two pages.?


?Three well-established tutoring firms in particular?Sylvan, Kaplan,
and The Princeton Review?stood apart from the competition. They were
the top three choices in each of the categories for grades 9-12, and
they all placed among the top five picks in the two K-8 categories as


?In the lower grades, PLATO Learning (which now owns Lightspan and its
Achieve software) and CompassLearning also placed among the top five
choices. Both companies are established providers of instructional
software that have applied for inclusion on states? lists of eligible
SES providers.?


K-12 Services, test prep help power double-digit revenue growth at
Kaplan and Princeton Review.
Educational Marketer
August 9, 2004
?Midway through 2004, the Princeton Review (New York) and Kaplan (New
York) each are experiencing double-digit revenue growth from their
test prep and K-12 services businesses. Revenue from Kaplan's
supplemental education business grew 30.5% to $279 million, and
Princeton Review's Test Prep and K-12 Services business combined to
generate $51 million, up 25.6%, in the first six months of the year.

Supplemental Education at Kaplan, a subsidiary of the Washington Post
Co. (Washington, D.C.), includes its traditional test prep business,
K-12 state test preparation, school-based K-12 Learning Services and
Score! center-based tutoring, as well as professional training.?


?Test Prep, K-12 Drive Princeton Growth Princeton Review's Test Prep
division increased revenue 10.4% to $18.2 million in the second
quarter and was up 13.9% to $37 million in the six-month period,
driven largely by growth in the company's new tutoring course for the
new SAT exam.

But tutoring services for K-12, designed to address opportunities from
No Child Left Behind under the supplemental educational services
provision, also helped power growth. Tutoring revenue was up 36% in
the six-month period, according to company management. The company's
supplemental education services business generates most of its revenue
in the first and fourth quarters.?


Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
How states--and schools-- are dealing with the new rules
eSchool News Special Report
?Besides mainstay tutoring firms such as Kaplan K-12 Learning
Services, The Princeton Review, and Sylvan Education Solutions,
several providers of K-12 instructional software--including HOSTS
Learning, PLATO Learning, Compass Learning, and Failure Free
Reading--also have begun marketing SES solutions to schools and

***Below I have provided links to information about Kaplan, Educate,
The Princeton Review, PLATO Learning, HOSTS Learning, CompassLearning
and Failure Free Reading from their websites and other sources.  I?ve
tried to include overview information, as well as information about
services that they provide in support of NCLB requirements, and their
programs and products that address reading instruction.

Kaplan, Inc.


Kaplan, Inc.
No Child Left Behind;jsessionid=SEDGZ24JWBVM5LA3AQJXBM3MDUCBE2HC?_lev2Parent=/www/KapTest/docs/repository/content/No_Child

Kaplan, Inc.
Federal & State Resources

Kaplan K12 Learning Services

Title I & Kaplan K12 
Supplemental Educational Services;jsessionid=SEDGZ24JWBVM5LA3AQJXBM3MDUCBE2HC?_relPath=/repository/content/No_Child/No_Child/Provisions/K12_nclb_titleIb.html

Title I & Kaplan K12 
Part A ? Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
Part F ? Comprehensive School Reform;jsessionid=SEDGZ24JWBVM5LA3AQJXBM3MDUCBE2HC?_relPath=/repository/content/No_Child/No_Child/Provisions/K12_nclb_titleIc.html

Title I & Kaplan K12 
Part B ? Reading Improvement;jsessionid=SEDGZ24JWBVM5LA3AQJXBM3MDUCBE2HC?_relPath=/repository/content/No_Child/No_Child/Provisions/K12_nclb_titleId.html
?KAPLAN READING EMPOWERMENT combines the most effective reading
intervention program with the best in professional development and
support to ensure that all students read at grade level. The highly
interactive, research-based software intervention complements
classroom curriculum. Hands-on support, expert professional
development and robust reporting tools empower educators to engage
students, monitor achievement and produce measurable gains. Thousands
of schools across the country have used this program with exceptional
reading results.?

Kaplan K12 Learning Services
State Assessment
?Proven Methods for Measurable Gains 
Kaplan K12 offers research-based, proven effective programs that help
schools build proficiency to meet state standards, improve performance
rate on state tests, and demonstrate the Adequate Yearly Progress
required by No Child Left Behind.?


Advantage Program: Overview
?We start by determining your child?s skills and instructional level.
Then an interactive software tutoring program is used that
automatically adapts to meet your child?s individual learning needs in
math, reading, writing and more.?

Advantage Program: Curriculum
?Early Reading

Discover English (Pre-K and K)
Helps young children learn letter-sound relationships and basic
vocabulary in preparation for reading.
Reading Readiness (Early K-Early 1st grade)
Develops the skills necessary to begin reading, including phonics,
letter identification, and basic vocabulary.
Initial Reading (1st-2nd grade)
Helps beginning readers practice vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension. 
First Adventure Bookshelf (1st-2nd grade)
Motivates kids to practice newly developed reading abilities and to
apply strategic reading skills.


Reader's Workshop (Late 2nd grade to mid-7th grade)
Acclimates students to real-world reading by reinforcing basic skills
and strategies.
Reading Adventures (3rd-6th grade)
Uses engaging fiction and nonfiction to build reading strategies and
comprehension skills.
Reading Investigations (6th-8th grade)
Emphasizes advanced comprehension skills, using passages involving
science, literature, and social studies.
Critical Reading Skills (7th grade-high school)
Engages sophisticated readers with a challenging curriculum that helps
students prepare for many standardized tests, as well as for reading
lengthy passages at school.?

Personal Academic Training: Overview
?This program is an intensive, paper-based, single-subject study
course covering reading, writing, or math (including Algebra). It is
perfect for students who need to make immediate progress and for those
who benefit from a high level of individual attention.?

Personal Academic Training: Curriculum
?Early Reading

Appropriate for students who are learning how to read, this program
lays the foundation for good reading skills. Students learn to:

Recognize and name both lowercase and capital letters 
Read color and number words 
Recognize the sounds that single letters and letter combinations make 
Read high-frequency words 
Build reading vocabulary 
Read fluently and with comprehension 

Whether your child is reading at the second-grade level or the
10th-grade level, the SCORE! Reading Program can dramatically improve
your child's comprehension of increasingly demanding levels of text.
The Reading Program gives students:

Comprehension strategies 
Reading vocabulary 
Reading fluency 
Methods of recognizing words including decoding strategies (sounding out words) 
Enhanced writing skills 
The ability to comprehend increasingly sophisticated text?


Educate, Inc.

Educate, Inc.
About Us
?Educate, Inc. is a new company focused exclusively on the K-12
education market. On July 1, 2003, Educate, Inc., with funding from
Apollo Management, L.P., purchased the K-12 businesses from Sylvan
Learning Systems, Inc. These businesses, which include Sylvan Learning
Center, Catapult Learning, eSylvan and Schülerhilfe, continue
providing the same services to customers using their existing brand

Yahoo Finance
Profile for:  Educate Inc
?Educate, Inc. is a national provider of tutoring and other
supplemental education services to pre-kindergarten through twelfth
grade (pre-K-12) students. The Company operates through three business
segments: Learning Center, Institutional Services and Online Learning
Services, which collectively served more than 250,000 students in
2003. Its North American learning centers are operated under the
Sylvan brand name. The Learning Center segment develops and delivers
personalized tutoring programs to pre-K-12 students through a network
of learning centers in North America and Europe. Since 1993, Catapult
Learning, formerly known as Sylvan Education Solutions, has provided
supplemental instruction programs, primarily in reading and math, to
students in schools, school districts and private educational entities
(primarily parochial schools) across the United States. eSylvan offers
online tutoring programs modeled after those provided in the Company's
Sylvan Learning Centers.?


Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning Center 
Beginning Reading
?Sylvan Beginning Reading provides basic reading skills to students in
kindergarten through second grade, or to older students needing
review. Students benefit from an integrated approach to reading that
combines letter and word recognition, phonics and comprehension. We
teach young readers to find meaning in what they read, and how to
sharpen both oral and listening skills. Positive interaction with
teachers and peers helps young students become confident, enthusiastic
readers for a lifetime.?

Sylvan Learning Center 
About Sylvan
?Sylvan Learning Centers was founded in 1979 to provide personalized
instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Today, there are
over 950 Sylvan Learning Centers in the United States and Canada.
Sylvan Learning Centers is owned by Educate, Inc., a company devoted
to serving the needs of the K-12 marketplace.?


Catapult Learning

Catapult Learning
?Catapult Learning, a subsidiary of Educate, Inc., is a sister company
to the Sylvan Learning Center. We offer comprehensive educational
programs, including supplemental reading and math instruction; speech,
occupational and physical therapy; and early childhood development


EDUCATION STATIONTM ? Designed in response to the supplemental
services provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Education Station
reading and math programs are state-approved and help students build
their basic skills. Education Station is a research-based program that
can also be offered in partnership with a school district as a
solution for NCLB supplemental services where the school district is
an approved provider.

In the 2003-2004 school year, Education Station was approved under No
Child Left Behind in 31 states. More than 25,000 students registered
for the program in 45 school districts across the country.?


AchieveReadingTM and AchieveMathTM ? Catapult Learning's flagship
instructional programs are designed to build and accelerate reading
skills and help students obtain fundamental math skills. Aligned to
the National Reading Panel, the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics and state standards,
Catapult Learning's AchieveReading and AchieveMath programs are backed
by scientifically-based research and utilize an effective combination
of personalized instruction, diagnostic/prescriptive learning, student
motivation and parent involvement.?

Aesa, Catapult Learning Awarded $5 Million
U.S. Department Of Education Grant
To Develop Tutoring Model For Rural/Small Schools
Washington, Dc/Baltimore (December 1, 2004)
?Students in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia will benefit from a new $5
million grant to develop a national model for increasing educational
opportunities for students attending small and rural schools. The
Association of Education Services Agencies (AESA) and Catapult
Learning, LLC, a leading provider of public school, non-public school,
and community based education services ? including the free tutoring
services required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) -- have been
awarded the grant from the U. S. Department of Education?s Office of
Innovation and Improvement. The primary goal of the five-year grant is
to establish a replicable, streamlined contracting and purchasing
system so that small and rural school districts have greater access to
high quality supplemental instructional programs or supplemental
educational services (SES) under NCLB.?



About eSylvan
eSylvan is the leading provider of live, online academic tutoring for
students at grade levels 3-9. We offer personalized reading and math
programs for each child, taught by certified teachers, which provides
busy families with a convenient, at-home learning solution. Best of
all, our programs are guaranteed to offer measurable academic results.

Fundamentals - Reading
?eSylvan begins by identifying your child's specific Skills Gaps,
through an Online Skills Assessment. We pinpoint exactly where your
child's strengths and weaknesses lie, and develop a personalized
lesson plan to address the areas of need.

The chart below highlights the importance of building strong reading
skills all through school. Everything your child learns next year will
build upon the skills she's expected to master this year. Has your
child mastered the skills she will need in the months and years ahead?
(You can also get more specific information based on your child's
grade by clicking the appropriate link on the left.)?

Building Blocks of Reading
Grade 4-6 Reading

Building Blocks of Reading
Grade 7-9 Reading


The Princeton Review

Three Research Studies on Homeroom
?In 2002, the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) implemented
Homeroom in 21 schools across the district, which included
approximately 800 students who had access to Homeroom. Homeroom is a
Web-based assessment and benchmarking tool that contains over 130,000
questions in multiple subjects and is aligned to state standards and
classroom textbooks in grades 3?12. Inherent in Homeroom is the
assessment of student ability via online tests, as well as the
provision of skills practice targeted to the needs of individual

The Princeton Review
?The K-12 Services division partners with schools to measurably
improve academic performance. Recognizing that schools need a broad
range of products and services, we offer customized solutions that
include carefully tailored print materials, online services,
professional development seminars, and live classroom instruction. Our
proven three-step approach allows educators to assess student
performance, analyze the results, and act to improve every student's
mastery of the skills required by each state's standards. The
overarching goal is to support educators in the responsible use of
low-stakes student achievement data to individualize both student
instruction and teacher professional development. We currently work
with more than 2,000 schools and districts across the country
including The Massachusetts Department of Education, the School
District of Philadelphia, Chicago City Schools, Memphis City Schools,
and The New York City Department of Education.?

The Princeton Review's "Know It All!" Guides Named 2004 Parents'
Choice Award-Winners in Homework Helper-Books Category
December 8, 2004
?The Princeton Review's K-12 Services Division launched the "KNOW IT
ALL!" book series in Math and Reading because the No Child Left Behind
Act requires all states annually to test students in grades 3?8 (and
students in at least one grade from 10?12) in these core subjects.
Chosen as winners in the Parents' Choice "Books?Homework Helper"
awards category, the "KNOW IT ALL!" books are designed primarily as
study aids to help students in all 50 states earn higher scores on
their state tests and higher grades in school.

Each "KNOW IT ALL!" book includes: grade-level lesson reviews, a
practice test similar to state tests, answers and explanations, "Brain
Booster" reviews and test-taking tips. The subject information is
based on core learning standards established by states and school
districts nationwide, but what makes the books unique is how they help
students learn. The lesson reviews cover subjects from fractions to
poetry using anecdotes and passages that appeal to students'
interests, curiosity and sense of humor.?

The Princeton Review
K-12 Services: State Standards & Tests

The Princeton Review
Supplemental Educational Services

The Princeton Review Funding Guide

Yahoo Finance
Princeton Review Inc
?The Princeton Review, Inc. (Princeton) develops, markets and sells
integrated classroom-based, print and online products and services to
students, parents, educators and educational institutions. The Company
operates its businesses through three divisions. Its Test Preparation
Services division provides classroom-based and Princeton Review Online
test preparation courses, as well as tutoring and admissions
counseling services, and receives royalties from independent
franchisees that provide classroom-based courses under the Princeton
Review brand. Princeton's kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12)
division provides a number of services to K-12 schools and school
districts, including assessment, professional development and
face-to-face instruction.?


PLATO Learning

PLATO Learning
Provide Supplemental Educational Services
?PLATO Learning provides flexibility to districts in offering
supplemental educational services (SES) with a model that has been
approved for use in 35 states.?

PLATO Learning
Elementary Reading & Language Arts Solutions

PLATO® Focus Reading and Language Program
?PLATO Focus is an early reading and listening instruction system that
teaches students how to connect sounds with their corresponding
symbols in clearly defined sequences.

The system features both print materials and instructional technology
to teach the five elements of reading:

Phonemic awareness 
Vocabulary development 
Reading comprehension 
PLATO Focus takes students through an engaging progression from sounds
to letters to words to phrases to sentences to paragraphs. It can be
easily integrated into any early reading program to supplement
instruction and improve student performance.?

Fact Sheet
Company Overview
PLATO Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of computer-based and
e-learning instruction for Kindergarten through adult learners. For
over 40 years, the Company has been at the forefront of the education
technology market with the latest research-based products and
solutions needed to meet the changing needs of learners. With trailing
12-month revenues of approximately $142 million, PLATO Learning, Inc.
(TUTR) is a public company traded on the NASDAQ. PLATO Learning
educational software is marketed to K-12 schools, colleges, job
training programs, correctional institutions, military education
programs, corporations and individuals, and delivered via networks,
CD-ROM, the Internet, and private intranets.?

Idaho adds $5M to its PLATO Learning deal
From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
July 19, 2004
?On July 15, PLATO Learning snagged a new contract worth $5.03 million
to provide Idaho public schools with a computerized program that will
help struggling students pass the state's mandatory high school
graduation test. In January, Idaho signed a $16.8 million contract
with PLATO Learning to provide software and support for Idaho's
statewide computerized student information system.?

Plato Learning wants to be at the head of the class
Finance and Commerce
By Liz Wolf/Special to F&C
May 26, 2004
?Bloomington-based Plato Learning Inc. is becoming a heavyweight in
the fast growing and competitive K-12 education market.?


The company?s biggest transaction was the $52 million merger with San
Diego based Lightspan Inc. in November 2003. The deal brought together
two of the country?s biggest instructional software vendors.?


?As a result of the No Child law, Plato recently won a $16.8 million,
10-year contract with the Idaho State Department of Education to
provide its public schools with software to manage student
information, curriculum and data analysis and reporting required by
the law. The integrated systems will be delivered via the Internet to
Idaho?s 752 schools.?


?Other private companies ? like Baltimore-based Sylvan Education
Solutions, Vancouver, Wash.-based HOSTS Learning Inc., and Upper
Saddle River, N.J.- based Pearson Education ? are aggressively
marketing themselves and are on many states? lists of supplemental
service providers.?

Yahoo Finance
Plato Learning Inc (TUTR)
?PLATO Learning, Inc. is a provider of computer and Web-based
instruction, curriculum planning and management, assessment and
related professional development and support services to schools
encompassing kindergarten through grade 12. The Company also provides
these products and services to two- and four-year colleges, job
training programs, correctional institutions, military education
programs, corporations and individuals. Its courseware and Web-based
accountability and assessment software are designed to help educators
meet the demands of the No Child Left Behind and Reading First federal


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
Lightspan Early Reading Program
?The Lightspan Early Reading Program is designed to complement core
reading programs for grades K-3. It is comprised of two branches that
work synchronously to teach students foundational reading skills and
provide opportunities for extensive practice. One branch, The
Lightspan Reading Center, is a comprehensive internet program that
provides progress assessments, lesson plans and printable materials,
an index of resources, standards correlations, reading behavior
checklists, and more. The second branch, Lightspan Achieve Now!,
consists of a collection of resources surrounding 26 Adventure CD-ROMS
that can be run on either a PC or a Sony PlayStation game console.
Each Adventure CD is story-based, and within that story, characters
complete certain reading tasks to resolve the story problem. The task
complexity varies from naming the letters of the alphabet in order, to
completing analogies and determining main ideas. The two branches and
the skills they encompass are indexed in detail for the teacher?s ease
in finding appropriate activities to meet children?s current needs and
to accompany lessons being covered through the core curriculum.?


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
FOCUS Reading and Language Program
?FOCUS is an integrated reading and language program for beginning,
developing and advanced readers in kindergarten through third grade.
To date, there are teachers implementing FOCUS as a core program, a
supplement to a core program, for remediation, or for special
education classrooms. FOCUS Reading and Language Program consists of a
Classroom Kit and a technology component. The lessons from the
Classroom Kit are implemented 4 days each week for approximately
50-minutes with small or large groups. These lessons are interactive,
quickly paced, and teacher-led. The teacher models expectations and
gives oral prompts to the students and then elicits oral responses
from the students. All the materials needed to implement the lessons
from the Classroom Kit are provided.?


HOSTS Learning

HOSTS Learning and No Child Left Behind
?HOSTS Learning systems are recognized by name in the report language
of the 2001 No Child Left Behind in recognizing research-based,
structured learning systems that incorporate community and parental
involvement in reading, targeted to low-performing K-12 student
populations, that are aligned to state standards and create a high
level of accountability.

Specifically, the report identifies recently implemented programs,
including the HOSTSLink Language Arts program, in Texas, Ohio,
Florida, Delaware, and Michigan that have impacted a critical mass of
students, and assisted schools in significantly improving student
achievement and test results, and overall student school performance.?

HOSTS Learning
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Page 769
?"The Committee recognizes the value of research-based, structured
learning systems that incorporate community and parental involvement
in reading, targeted to low-performing K-12 student populations, that
are aligned to state standards and create a high level of
accountability. Recently implemented programs, including the HOSTS
Language Arts program, in Texas, Ohio, Florida, Delaware, and Michigan
have impacted a critical mass of students, and assisted schools in
significantly improving student achievement and test results, and
overall student school performance."?

HOSTS Learning
Helping You Deliver Supplemental Services
?HOSTSLink learning systems can be implemented in any approved SES
provider district making tutoring accessible for all students. It
allows the district to serve students with existing instructional
materials, utilizing local facilities, and deploying teachers they
already know and trust to deliver expert instruction. HOSTSLink can be
installed quickly and easily within the school or district giving them
quality control over Title I funds. It provides easy-to-use teacher
tools and quality professional development for educators, providing a
road map for continued improvement. HOSTSLink is a structured,
one-to-one intervention that is flexible for before-school,
after-school or weekend assistance in reading, language arts, or


?Scientifically Based Research?The HOSTS Learning systems are based on
mastery learning and used with one-to-one instruction. Students gain
two grade levels more than those students who do not have access to
mastery learning or one-to-one instruction. The content of the HOSTS
Learning systems is consistent with reading research in that it
includes the five essential components of reading:

Phonemic Awareness 

HOSTS Learning
Frequently Asked Questions about 
HOSTSLink and Supplemental Education Services

HOSTS Learning
HOSTSLink Language Arts
?HOSTSLink Language Arts is designed to specifically address the
individual learning needs of your students and ensure they get the
one-to-one instructional assistance they need.

The program integrates reading, vocabulary, writing, and critical
thinking skills on a personal level to ensure success for every
student. Literacy strategies are supported through a focus on phonemic
awareness and phonics for beginning readers, as well as fluency,
vocabulary, and text comprehension for all grades K-12.?

HOSTS Learning
?The ProLink What Works in Reading series is designed to provide
professional development for literacy instructors and is adaptable to
complement your school needs and inservice calendar. Expert reading
instructors work with building staff in personalized, one-to-one or
group coaching sessions that supplement the DVD-based workshops.?

HOSTS Learning
Reading Centered School
?The Reading Centered School from HOSTS Learning is designed to
support a school's existing reading curriculum, pedagogy, and
supplementary resources with an integrated program of professional
staff development, classroom instructional management tools, proven
academic interventions, and parent involvement activities.

The Reading Centered School is not a separate curriculum, but rather a
strategy for aligning state and local standards, assessment data, and
school resources to focus instruction and accelerate learning. The
system operates successfully with any assessment, curriculum, and/or
pedagogical approach to reading instruction dominant at the school.?

HOSTS Learning
Reading Centered School Overview
?The HOSTS Reading Centered School also includes the HOSTSLink
Language Arts reading intervention (mentoring) system for pre-K
through high school. This well-established intervention system
supplements the school?s core reading program, accelerating targeted
students? achievement, enabling them to achieve and maintain
grade-level reading proficiency. The system uses assessment data and a
resource database to develop individual instructional plans for
students who are reading below grade level, or who lack sufficient
reading skills.?


?HOSTSLink Language Arts encompasses four plans that lead to increased
reading and writing proficiency.
- The literature plan involves daily exposure to reading materials
that are selected based on a student?s? reading level and interests. A
mixture of fiction and non-fiction, with a variety of themes, is
- Reading skills are reinforced through the analysis of phonemic
awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and study
- The writing plan focuses on writing as a process, with the objective
of improving grammar, structure, spelling, and handwriting.
- The vocabulary plan practices fluency, word recognition and
comprehension, and vocabulary development to examine the meanings,
structure, and relationships of words.?


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
?HOSTSLink Language Arts, (Help One Student to Succeed) is a
structured mentoring program designed to supplement a school?s core
reading curriculum.
Trained volunteers from the community provide students with one-on-one
tutoring sessions using lesson plans that have been specifically
tailored to the individual needs of each student. HOSTSLink Language
Arts is appropriate for Grades K-8 including the general school
population and low achieving or at-risk students, and for older
struggling readers, Grades 9-12. The principle goals of HOSTSLink
Language Arts include improving academic achievement in reading and
writing, building problem solving skills, and improving behavior,
attitudes and self-esteem. The three major components of the HOSTS
mentoring program are professional development, individualized lesson
plans, and mentoring. These main components are highly developed to
provide a complete tutoring program that is aligned with local, state,
and/or national standards.?



No Child Left Behind

About Us
?CompassLearning® is an innovative, research-based educational
technology corporation committed to working with educators and parents
to improve the academic achievement and performance of all PreK-12

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of research-based
instructional technology, CompassLearning delivers standards-based
assessment, standards-aligned PreK-12 curriculum, and comprehensive
data reporting for improved student achievement.

CompassLearning continues to be on the leading edge of integrating
technology into research-based curriculum to meet today's stringent
federal and state requirements and to promote high student
achievement. Unsurpassed professional development and technical
services enable seamless integration into classroom instruction for
maximum results. CompassLearning has programs in more than 20,000
schools and serves approximately 10.6 million students nationwide.?

Odyssey Reading/Language Arts
?Odyssey Reading/Language Arts is a comprehensive standards-based,
browser-based solution for grades PreK-8 that helps educators provide
a balanced approach to literacy.

Odyssey Reading/Language Arts incorporates the strategies supported by
the International Reading Association, the National Council of
Teachers of English, the National Assessment of Educational Progress,
and the National Association for the Education of Young Children;
incorporates the National Reading Panel competencies; and meets the
requirements for Early Reading First and Reading First.?

CompassLearning, Inc. Approved as Supplemental Education Services Provider 
Texas and New York Post Approved Lists
?San Diego, Calif. (October 30, 2002) ? CompassLearning, Inc., has
announced it has been approved as an official Supplemental Education
Services Provider in Texas and New York states. This approval process
is part of a national effort initiated through the recent No Child
Left Behind Act.?


CompassLearning Odyssey® Reading
?Odyssey Reading features best practices for literacy development and
reading instruction.  Odyssey Reading interweaves listening, speaking,
reading, and writing. This allows young readers and writers to expand
their knowledge and appreciate the use of oral and written language to
develop a love of reading and writing.


Provides high-quality, research-based instruction and engaging
learning activities through a variety of delivery systems

Emphasizes reading/writing connection with thematic lessons 

Aligns content to state and national reading standards 

Stresses reading fundamentals in a creative atmosphere 

Is individualized and self-paced, providing consistent assessment and guidance 

Promotes the home-school connection?


WRC Media Inc.
Compasslearning? Introduces New Reading Product To Help Schools Meet
Demands Of Federal No Child Left Behind Law
?San Diego, Calif. (April 30, 2002) - CompassLearning, Inc. today
introduced PlayBox Theme Time?, a new early childhood component of the
company's CompassLearning Odyssey? Reading solutions. PlayBox Theme
Time helps educators meets the requirements of Reading First and Early
Reading First, the two key literacy components of the recently enacted
federal legislation, "No Child Left Behind" Act. Akimi Gibson of
ThinkBox Inc., who is a leading industry expert on reading and
solution products for young children, served as primary architect and
editor in chief for this early learning project.?


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
Compass Learning Odyssey Reading
?Compass Learning Odyssey Reading K-2 is one of many programs offered
under the Literacy for Success program published by WRC Media. Since
1992, several programs within Literacy for Success have evolved in
response to the growing body of research on developing literacy. The
Literacy for Success program includes the Playbox program, the GRADE
Assessment test, the STEPS program, and Weekly Reader. It also
includes four components that comprise The Literacy Package. These
consist of the Integrated Language Arts (ILA) program, the English
Language Development (ELD) program, the Spelling program, and Compass
Learning Odyssey Reading. Each one of these programs has a different
scope and sequence and theme. The ILA program is a literature-based
curriculum where reading is taught in the context of other language
arts activities using themes from different subject areas.?


Failure Free Reading

Failure Free Reading Program
?What is the Failure Free Reading System?
The Failure Free Reading Program system was designed to give
nonreaders and lowest literacy students the opportunity to have an
immediate and successful age-appropriate reading experience.?

Failure Free Reading
Why It Works
?Traditional reading programs are effective for most students, but
they don't work for the five to ten percent that give teachers 95% of
their headaches. That's because traditional reading material doesn't
provide these students with the three elements that are necessary for
a successful reading experience:

- adequate repetition, 
- appropriate sentence structure and 
- meaningful story content. 

Failure Free Reading provides these elements in age appropriate
modules for nonreaders, whether they are 6 or 60 years old.?

Failure Free Reading

Failure Free Reading
AYP Success for Alabama Schools
?Alabama released the results from last year?s state assessments.
Under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, these assessments
are required to determine what schools have met Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP) standards. Last year, 46 schools were required to
provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES) because they had not
met AYP for more than two years. Of those 46 schools, only three
schools met AYP this year: Pittsview Elementary in Russell County,
West Mastin Lake Elementary in Huntsville City, and Holt Elementary in
Tuscaloosa County. All three schools used Failure Free Reading for
their SES, providing after-school tutorials to boost student
performance in reading.?


?As of September 3, 2004, Failure Free Reading is an approved SES
provider in 35 states with applications pending in seven other


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
Failure Free Reading
?Failure Free Reading is an intervention/remedial program designed for
the lowest performing (bottom 15 percent) readers in grades 1-12. The
program can be taught by certified and non-certified individuals. It
lends itself to use in a regular classroom, extended day program,
resource room, pull-out program, or lab setting. Lessons are 45-60
minutes in length and can be taught in a one-to-one or small group
format. The goal of the program is to improve sight vocabulary,
fluency, and comprehension skills.?

***You may also be interested in Canada based AutoSkill International Inc.

AutoSkill International Inc.

AutoSkill International Inc.
?AutoSkill International Inc. is a recognized leader in providing
proven literacy intervention software tailored to the unique needs and
challenges of today's students, educators and school and district
administrators. With years of experience delivering educational
software based literacy intervention solutions to thousands of
schools, AutoSkill is committed to helping educators provide students
with fundamental literacy skills they need to succeed.?

AutoSkill International Inc.
Academy of Reading
?Academy of Reading 5.0 is the first of a new generation of
browser-based individualized literacy intervention solutions for
struggling students ? designed to deliver fast, permanent gains in
mastering core reading skills.  Driven by significant customer
research and feedback, the Academy of Reading 5.0 features the most
current innovations in software-based literacy intervention, making it
a highly effective solution for struggling students, educators, and
administrators in schools or across districts.?

AutoSkill chosen to participate in $10 million study funded by U.S.
Department of Education
?Less than 10% of applicants invited to participate ? Academy of
READING® software selected for its permanent and measurable results?


eSchool News 
Reader?s Choice Awards
School Reading Software
?In September, eSchool News held its first-ever Reader?s Choice Awards
program devoted to school reading software. Believed to be one of the
only programs of its kind, the poll asked you?the reader?to pick the
best software products for improving students? reading instruction in
five critical areas: phonics and phonemic awareness, vocabulary,
reading comprehension, fluency, and English as a Second Language

More than 500 readers responded to the poll, which closed Oct. 1.
Here, you?ll see a list of the top performers in each category, along
with our analysis of the results and some thoughts from your peers.
Though Academy of Reading from Autoskill International Inc. was the
clear overall winner across each category, a number of other products
performed well in some areas but not as strongly in others, suggesting
that different solutions might have their own unique strengths and


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Reports
Academy of Reading
?The Academy of Reading is a reading intervention software tool
designed to complement an existing reading curriculum for students in
K-12 and adults. It is an intervention program for those who are
behind in their basic reading skills as well as for learners who need
to develop and improve reading acquisition skills. The program focuses
on phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension. The Academy
of Reading recommends 20-30 minutes, 3-5 times per week, though
younger students or exceptional students may only be able to work for
15 minutes at a time and high school students and adults may work as
long as 45 minutes.

The Academy of Reading is designed to improve automaticity, which is
defined by the program as learning skills to a level of rapid
automatic responding through practice. The systematic and explicit
instruction and practice is presented in training modules called
Phonemic Awareness, Reading Subskills, and Comprehension. In the first
two modules, most of the instruction includes a blend of Phonemic
Awareness and Reading Subskills. Comprehension is presented only after
students master the first two modules.

***The president?s 2005 budget includes $13.3 billion in Title I
funding for school districts to improve the academic achievement of
children in high-poverty schools.  This is an increase of $1 billion
over the 2004 funding.

School districts are required to spend an amount equal to 20 percent
of their Title I funds to pay for supplemental educational services
for eligible students and for transportation of students exercising
the public school choice option, unless a lesser amount is needed to
meet all requests.  The allocation of Title I funds to school
districts is based on the number of children, ages 5-17, from families
living in poverty, based on updated 2000 census data.

U.S. Department of Education
Elementary & Secondary Education Act
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

U.S. Department of Education
Title I, Part A Program
?This program provides financial assistance through State educational
agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public
schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help
ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and
student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the
highest percentages of children from low-income families. Unless a
participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school
must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at
risk of failing, to meet State academic standards. Schools enrolling
at least 40 percent of students from poor families are eligible to use
Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the

Title I reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public
and private schools. Title I funds may be used for children from
preschool age to high school, but most of the students served (65
percent) are in grades 1 through 6; another 12 percent are in
preschool and kindergarten programs.?

U.S. Department of Education 
Supplemental Services
Title I, section 1116(e)
?Funding Issues

- How much must be spent on supplemental services?  An LEA must spend
up to an amount equal to 20 percent of its Title I, Part A allocation,
before any reservations, on: (1) Choice-related transportation; (2)
Supplemental educational services; or (3) a combination of (1) and

- Must all of the funding for supplemental services come from Title I
funds?  No.  The statutory phrase ?an amount equal to? means that the
funds required to pay the costs of choice-related transportation and
supplemental educational services need not come from Title I
allocations, but may be provided from other Federal, State, local, and
private sources.  However, the amount must be equal to 20 percent of
the LEA?s Title I, Part A allocation.

- In addition to Title I, what other federal funds may be used to pay
for supplemental services?  LEAs may use (1) funds from Title V, Local
Innovative Education Program; and (2) funds transferred to Title I
from other federal education programs under Section 6123 of ESEA,
including funds from Title II, Part A Improving Teacher Quality State
Grants; Title II, Part D Educational Technology State Grants; Title
IV, Part A Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants;
and Title V, Part A State Grants for Innovative Programs.

- Must the local educational agency pay for or provide transportation
to and from service providers?  While the LEA may provide
transportation, it is not required to do so.?

U.S. Department of Education
10 Facts About K-12 Education Funding
?Most federal funds are sent directly to states and local school
districts for their use in schools.

The president's FY 2005 budget would provide $38.7 billion for K-12
education. Of that amount, 95 percent would be distributed either
directly to local districts or to schools through their states.
Individual schools then use these funds for the purposes defined in
the programs.

ESEA Title I: $13.3 billion 
IDEA Part B: $11.1 billion 
Improving Teacher Quality: $2.9 billion 
English Language Learners: $587.4 million 
Impact Aid (schools impacted by military bases and other facilities): $1.2 billion 
Vocational Education (skills training): $1 billion?

U.S. Department of Education
Supplemental Educational Services
Non-Regulatory Guidance
?K-1.	How may an LEA pay for supplemental educational services?

LEAs may use Title I funds as well as other Federal, State, local, and
private resources to pay for supplemental educational services
required as part of the school improvement process.  To augment the
amount of funds available to provide supplemental educational
services, an SEA may use funds it reserves under Title I, Part A and
Title V, Part A to increase the funds available for LEAs to provide
supplemental educational services for eligible students requesting
such services [Section 1116(e)(7)].

Payment terms must be specified in the agreement between the LEA and
the provider, as described in G-2.  An LEA may arrange for paying a
provider for services in a number of ways. An LEA may pay the provider
directly for such services. Alternatively, an LEA may issue
certificates or coupons to parents of an eligible student for them to
?purchase? services from an approved provider.  For example, a
certificate may entitle parents to obtain, from a provider of their
choice on the States? approved list, a certain number of hours of
services or sessions for their student.  As the student receives the
services, the parent would redeem the certificate, which the provider
would then submit to the LEA for payment.?

U.S. Department of Education
ESEA Title I LEA Allocations?FY 2004 (Revised 10/01/2004)

Agency allocations in the Bush budget proposal
?Department of Education 
    Net spending: $66.4 billion, up 5 percent 
    ?Includes $57.3 billion, a $1.64 billion increase over the final
congressional appropriation last month for fiscal 2004, for federally
funded school reform programs, special education, Pell grants for
college students, and other key education programs
    ?The administration seeks $13.3 billion, a $1 billion increase,
for disadvantaged school districts under Title I and the No Child Left
Behind Act. The Pell grant program would rise $890 million, and
special education state grants would be increased $1 billion to a
total of $11.1 billion.
    ?The budget includes a new $50 million Choice Incentive Fund
intended for cities and states that want to implement school-voucher
demonstration programs similar to the District's federally funded
plan, and a $100 million fund to encourage private-sector lending for
the purchase of charter-school facilities.?

***The three states receiving the largest amounts in Title I funding are:

California        $1.95 billion
New York          $1.40 billion
Texas             $1.22 billion

Florida is a distant fourth at $644 million, followed by Illinois at $582 million.

As a result, California, New York and Texas are likely the states that
are the biggest users of SES providers.
Total Title I funding rises; critics say more than half of districts
will see less money
Electronic Education Report
June 25, 2004
?Top 25 Allocations of U.S. Department of Education Title I State Grants


?State                      2005P    % Change

California        $1,949,498,398       18.2
New York          $1,397,968,646       18.0
Texas             $1,217,289,354       19.5
Florida             $644,767,646       23.1
Illinois            $582,471,887       21.7
Pennsylvania        $454,518,586        3.7
Michigan            $431,790,500        2.6
Ohio                $420,794,340        5.2
Georgia             $410,031,254       19.4
North Carolina      $290,891,365       11.0
Louisiana           $289,505,137       13.0
New Jersey          $272,756,089        0.3
Arizona             $249,708,368       32.9
Massachusetts       $231,410,115      -11.0
Tennessee           $213,876,500       15.2
Virginia            $206,748,220       13.5
Alabama             $198,472,551       11.9
Missouri            $192,178,086       -1.4
Maryland            $180,728,239       17.4
Kentucky            $178,630,936        9.6
Washington          $178,419,960       13.5
South Carolina      $174,800,849       10.7
Indiana             $171,646,006        9.6
Mississippi         $168,478,875        7.2
Wisconsin           $167,364,119       10.3
Oklahoma            $148,323,759       15.5

U.S. Total *     $13,342,309,000       14.1??


National Education Association (NEA)
Education funding
State-by-state information

U.S. Department of Education 
ESEA Title I LEA Allocations?FY 2004 (Revised 10/01/2004)

***California will receive $1.95 billion in 2005 Title I funding, up
from $1.76 billion in 2004.  Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD) will receive the largest allocation by far.  LAUSD received
$396 million in 2004, distantly followed by San Diego City Unified at
$54 million.

LAUSD?s maximum required expenditures for choice-related
transportation and supplemental educational services was $79 million. 
The maximum per-child expenditure for supplemental educational
services for LAUSD in 2004 was $1,729.00.

U.S. Department of Education
Fiscal Year 2004 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies - CALIFORNIA (PDF) (Excel)

California Department of Education
Supplemental Educational Services

California Department of Education
Approved Providers
Supplemental Educational Services


Beyond the Bell Branch
No Child Left Behind
Supplemental Educational Services
?One of the primary components of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB),
signed January 8, 2002, requires that eligible students in specific
schools be provided supplemental academic services such as tutoring.
The NCLB legislation requires that school districts reserve 20% of
their total Title One allocation to pay for compliance with the law.
Therefore, all payment for supplemental services will be free to
eligible students.

Initial eligibility is determined by the school the student attends.
If the school is in the second year or more of Program Improvement,
then students who attend that school and who participate in the
free/reduced meal program are eligible. Supplemental Educational
Services are academic assistance or tutoring-type services offered
before or after school, on weekends or during off-track time by state
approved providers. The state approved over 130 organizations for
2004-05 to provide these services and Beyond The Bell Branch is one.
Twenty-four providers, including Beyond the Bell Learning Centers,
chose to work with the students in the LAUSD in 2004-05.

For 2004-05 there are over 230,000 students eligible for Supplemental
Educational Services at 111 Program Improvement schools (click here to
see the list of Program Improvement schools).?

Supplemental Educational Services
Provider Program Summary

***New York will receive $1.4 billion in 2005 Title I funding, up from
$1.24 billion in 2004.  Kings County (Brooklyn) received the most in
2004 at $309 million followed by Bronx County at $220 million, Queens
County $162 million and New York County (Manhattan) at $123 million
(All are New York City School Districts).

                                  Maximum Required	
                                  Expenditures For 	
                                  Choice-Related         Maximum Per-Child
                                  Transportation         Expenditure For
                FY 2004 Title I   And Supplemental       Supplemental
District        Allocation        Educational Services   Educational Services

Kings County     309,419,443       61,883,889              2,241.72
Bronx County     220,092,755       44,018,551              2,256.55
Queens County    161,813,027       32,362,605              2,201.06
New York County  122,903,653       24,580,731              2,223.70

U.S. Department of Education
Fiscal Year 2004 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies - NEW YORK (PDF) (Excel)

New York State Department Of Taxation and Finance
School districts and code numbers - New York City

New York State Education Department
2004-2005 Allocations
for Title I, Parts A and D of the No Child Left Behind Act
?Grant Award from USDOE to New York State for Title I: $1,242,272,810
Increase of $57.5 million or approximately 4.9 percent from the
2003-04 school year, from $1.18 billion to $1.24 billion.  (In each of
the 2002-03 and 2003-04 school years, the State's Title I grant awards
increased by more than 15 percent.)

The basis of USDOE's 2004-05 Title I allocations is updated 2000
census data for children, ages 5-17, from families living in poverty. 
As a result of the update, the number of children living in poverty
decreased in almost all New York State school districts, particularly
those in large and mid-sized cities. With the exception of Staten
Island, the number of children living in poverty in the New York City
boroughs increased.?

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Approved Supplemental Educational Services Provider Catalog

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Approved SES Providers (alphabetically)

New York City Department of Education
Supplemental Educational Services

New York City Department of Education
Supplemental Educational Services
Directory of Approved SES Providers

***Texas will receive $1.22 billion in 2005 Title I funding, up from
$1.11 billion in 2004.  The Houston Independent School District will
receive the largest allocation.  Houston Independent School District
received $98 million in 2004 followed by Dallas Independent School
District at $73 million.

                                    Maximum Required	
                                    Expenditures For 	
                                    Choice-Related        Maximum Per-Child
                        FY 2004     Transportation        Expenditure For
                        Title I     And Supplemental      Supplemental
District                Allocation  Educational Services  Educational Services

Houston Independent SD  98,471,335   19,694,267	          1,668.95
Dallas Independent SD   73,064,115   14,612,823	          1,617.14

Texas Education Agency
NCLB Program Coordination

Supplemental Educational Services  
Approved Supplemental Educational Services Providers

***Other References

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
FCRR Reports

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR)
Summary Table for FCRR Reports

eSchool News
Editorial Surveys


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Clarification of Answer by googlenut-ga on 08 Jan 2005 22:00 PST
Hello Yoel,

I forgot to list the links to the Texas Title I funding data.

U.S. Department of Education
Fiscal Year 2004 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies - TEXAS (PDF) (Excel)

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