Monday, January 23, 2012

Sylvan Learning Centers Reviews

Sylvan Learning Centers Reviews by Parents, Teachers and Students!
I do not have any negative or positive opinions concerning the Sylvan Learning Centers successes with students. I looked into applying as a teacher/tutor a few years ago, but was put off by the very low pay. I know being a teacher is not about getting paid, but the compensation was slightly above minimum wage. That was not what I expected with 9 years experience, a masters in special education, and a reading specialist. The intervention programs seem limited to the “Sylvan Program” and the role of the teachers seemed to be a secondary consideration.  
    The cost seems to keep many parents from participating, but I have not researched the total cost or the efficacy of the Sylvan Learning Centers methods. Please share your stories of success or difficulties you encountered using the Sylvan Learning Centers.

Free Reading and Math Tutoring

All parents have an opportunity to sign up for free academic tutoring if their child is enrolled in a Title I school that has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The list of teachers and tutors is provided by the district and is very easy to use and access. The programs are part of, supplemental educational services ( SES ) and are free tutoring services that must be offered to low-income children who attend a Title I schools.


ESEA Title I LEA Allocations—FY 2008 REVISED
Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program, supplements State and local funding for low-achieving children, especially in high-poverty schools. The program finances the additional academic support and learning opportunities that are often required to help disadvantaged students progress along with their classmates.

These revisions in the FY 2008 Title I, Part A allocations are necessary because of substantial downward changes recently submitted to the Department by one State in its State per-pupil expenditure data, which are critical elements in the formulas for this program. Although the Department announced "final" allocations earlier this year, Government Accountability Office (GAO) principles require that the Department revise allocations if it determines that those allocations were erroneously determined.

The State Tables, by Program and by State have been updated to reflect these revisions in the FY 2008 Title I LEA Allocations.

These tables, which are organized by State, show each LEA's:
Revised Federal FY 2008 Title I allocation.
20-percent reservation for choice-related transportation and supplemental educational services.
maximum per-child expenditure for supplemental educational services.

Please note that the data on these tables are for information purposes only and do not constitute any binding agreement on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.

To see the Federal Title I allocation for your school district, scroll down the following list to your State, select a file format and click on its icon. When the State file opens, scroll down the list of LEAs to find yours.

To read Portable Document Files (PDF) you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader; if you do not have Acrobat you can download a free copy from Adobe. EXCEL files are provided for those who have Microsoft EXCEL software.
StateFile Format
AlabamaPDF [16KB]EXCEL [36KB]
AlaskaPDF [11KB]EXCEL[25KB]
ArizonaPDF [20KB]EXCEL [48KB]
ArkansasPDF [21KB]EXCEL [51KB]
CaliforniaPDF [56KB]EXCEL [143KB]
ColoradoPDF [18KB]EXCEL [40KB]
ConnecticutPDF [16KB]EXCEL [40KB]
DelawarePDF [9KB]EXCEL [20KB]
District of ColumbiaPDF [9KB]EXCEL [19KB]
FloridaPDF [12KB]EXCEL [27KB]
GeorgiaPDF [18KB]EXCEL [43KB]
HawaiiPDF [9KB]EXCEL [19KB]
IdahoPDF [15KB]EXCEL [34KB]
IllinoisPDF [53KB]EXCEL [139KB]
IndianaPDF [24KB]EXCEL [58KB]
IowaPDF [26KB]EXCEL [70KB]
KansasPDF [24KB]EXCEL [56KB]
KentuckyPDF [18KB]EXCEL[43KB]
LouisianaPDF [12KB]EXCEL [27KB]
MainePDF [22KB]EXCEL [52KB]
MarylandPDF [10KB]EXCEL [22KB]
MassachusettsPDF [23KB]EXCEL [53KB]
MichiganPDF [36KB]EXCEL [91KB]
MinnesotaPDF [25KB]EXCEL [59KB]
MississippiPDF [16KB]EXCEL [38KB]
MissouriPDF [35KB]EXCEL [85KB]
MontanaPDF [27KB]EXCEL [70KB]
NebraskaPDF [29KB]EXCEL [74KB]
NevadaPDF [9KB]EXCEL [21KB]
New HampshirePDF [17KB]EXCEL [41KB]
New JerseyPDF [36KB]EXCEL [88KB]
New MexicoPDF [13KB]EXCEL [30KB]
New YorkPDF [43KB]EXCEL [114KB]
North CarolinaPDF [15KB]EXCEL [33KB]
North DakotaPDF [18KB]EXCEL [46KB]
OhioPDF [40KB]EXCEL [102KB]
OklahomaPDF [33KB]EXCEL [80KB]
OregonPDF [19KB]EXCEL [44KB]
PennsylvaniaPDF [33KB]EXCEL [86KB]
Puerto RicoPDF [9KB]EXCEL [19KB]
Rhode IslandPDF [11KB]EXCEL [23KB]
South CarolinaPDF [13KB]EXCEL [30KB]
South DakotaPDF [17KB]EXCEL [39KB]
TennesseePDF [15KB]EXCEL [37KB]
TexasPDF [59KB]EXCEL [163KB]
UtahPDF [11KB]EXCEL [23KB]
VermontPDF [20KB]EXCEL [52KB]
VirginiaPDF [16KB]EXCEL [37KB]
WashingtonPDF [22KB]EXCEL [52KB]
West VirginiaPDF [11KB]EXCEL [26KB]
WisconsinPDF [29KB]EXCEL [70KB]
WyomingPDF [11KB]EXCEL [25KB]

Revised FY 2008 Title I Allocations: Actual amounts received by LEAs will be smaller than shown here due to State-level adjustments to Federal Title I allocations. States adjust allocations, for example, to reflect LEA boundary changes or the creation of new LEAs, including charter school LEAs, that are not accounted for in the statutory calculations. States also are permitted to reserve up to 1 percent of allocations for administration and generally must reserve 4 percent in fiscal year 2008 for school improvement activities. These adjustments will reduce the actual amounts available under all three columns of the table.

Choice-Related Transportation and Supplemental Educational Services:An LEA must use up to an amount equal to 20 percent of its Title I, Part A allocation (the "20-percent reservation") received from the State to cover choice-related transportation costs for students who exercise a choice option and to pay for supplemental educational services for students whose parents request such services. The 20-percent reservation may include Title I, Part A funds or funding from other Federal, State, local, and private sources. The amount shown in this column is the Department's estimate of the amount that affected LEAs—those with schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring—may have to spend to meet this requirement. Actual expenditures will depend on such factors as the number of students exercising a choice option or receiving supplemental educational services and the costs of satisfying these requests. An LEA has discretion to determine the allocation of these funds between choice-related transportation and supplemental educational services, except that it must spend at least one-quarter of the 20-percent reservation—or an amount equal to 5 percent of its Title I, Part A allocation—on each activity if there is demand for both from students and their parents.

Maximum Per-Child Expenditure for Supplemental Educational Services:An LEA that must arrange for supplemental educational services is required to pay, for each child receiving services, the lesser of the actual cost of the services or an amount equal to the LEA's Title I, Part A allocation received from the State divided by the number of poor students in the LEA, as determined by estimates produced by the US Bureau of the Census. Thus the amount shown in this column reflects the statutory "cap" on per-child expenditures for supplemental educational services.

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