Ombudsman Educational Services<br />May 15, 2010<br />
Ombudsman<br />	Partners with school districts nationwide to provide an alternate route to graduation for at-risk students...
Ombudsman Serves120+ School Districts in 16 States<br />
Ombudsman In Philadelphia<br />Seven locations<br />Three accelerated centers<br />Four blended model centers<br />Small s...
Ombudsman In Philadelphia<br />	“I like the sequence. The way it’s computerized, you can’t get over it; you have to go thr...
	78% Graduation Rate Among African American Male Students <br />
Ombudsman Students<br />100% of students referred to Ombudsman are at risk of dropping out<br />89% of students graduated,...
District/Ombudsman Partnership<br /><ul><li>Guides students to make positive choices
Competency-based
Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory
Curriculum is aligned to state standards
Low student/staff ratios
Small class size</li></li></ul><li>District/Ombudsman Partnership<br /><ul><li>Increased accountability – Ombudsman must d...
Ombudsman Helps<br />
Ombudsman Graduation Rates2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
Ombudsman GLE BASI Growth2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
African American Male Attendance Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
African American Male Success Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
African American Male Graduation Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
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Ombudsman Educational Services Presentation to Black Male Development Symposium, May 8, 2010

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Philadelphia students, parents, educators and community leaders came together at the Black Male Development Symposium on May 15 to discuss issues affecting African-American men and share ideas about local solutions to address those issues.

The symposium was held at Arcadia University in Philadelphia and included a presentation by Ombudsman operations manager Bill Listanski. Bill reported on the successes of African-American male students enrolled in the seven Ombudsman learning centers in the School District of Philadelphia.

Note: This presentation includes program-wide outcome data.

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  • School District of Philadelphia, OES will provide:Individualized computer-assisted academic instructionSocial skills developmentTo serve as many as 480 students
  • EXTRA STATS:16- and 17-years-oldIn ninth or 10th gradeSeventh-grade math, language and reading skills42% referred due to behaviors27% referred due to academics
  • Experience in building customized programs Proven program modelPerformance/financial benefitsCommunity involvementAbility to meet the dynamic needs of districtsChoiceAccountability &amp; resultsIndividual attentionPost-secondary goals35-year historyCost-effectiveBetter outcomes
  • African American Males profile begins
  • Traditional – Middle and High School, Off-SiteMiddle Grades – On-Site OES Plus – Special NeedsRestart – Drop Out RecoveryNight School Summer School
  • Ombudsman Educational Services Presentation to Black Male Development Symposium, May 8, 2010

    1. 1. Ombudsman Educational Services<br />May 15, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Ombudsman<br /> Partners with school districts nationwide to provide an alternate route to graduation for at-risk students <br />
    3. 3. Ombudsman Serves120+ School Districts in 16 States<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Ombudsman In Philadelphia<br />Seven locations<br />Three accelerated centers<br />Four blended model centers<br />Small size and low student-to-staff ratio<br />60 slots, split between a morning and afternoon session<br />Daily social skills and behavior management<br />
    6. 6. Ombudsman In Philadelphia<br /> “I like the sequence. The way it’s computerized, you can’t get over it; you have to go through it. It gets tiring, but I think it’s the best way to do it.” <br />Erik Dunhan, Senior, Ombudsman West<br />“I like it. They give you something to study first. As soon as you’re done studying, you practice. So then when you go to your test, you pass.”   <br />Chesique Pope, Ombudsman West<br />“Our philosophy is all about choices and a belief that each kid can be a productive member of society. We get to really see the difference that we’re making with this population of kids.”  <br />Bill Listanski, operations manager<br />
    7. 7. 78% Graduation Rate Among African American Male Students <br />
    8. 8. Ombudsman Students<br />100% of students referred to Ombudsman are at risk of dropping out<br />89% of students graduated, successfully returned to their district or completed their enrollment period with Ombudsman<br />
    9. 9. District/Ombudsman Partnership<br /><ul><li>Guides students to make positive choices
    10. 10. Competency-based
    11. 11. Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory
    12. 12. Curriculum is aligned to state standards
    13. 13. Low student/staff ratios
    14. 14. Small class size</li></li></ul><li>District/Ombudsman Partnership<br /><ul><li>Increased accountability – Ombudsman must demonstrate results for district</li></ul>Credit comes back to district in terms of attendance & grad rate<br />Diagnostic assessment & individual learning plans (ILP)<br />Flexible schedules, certified teachers<br />
    15. 15. Ombudsman Helps<br />
    16. 16. Ombudsman Graduation Rates2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    17. 17. Ombudsman GLE BASI Growth2006-07, 2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    18. 18. African American Male Attendance Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    19. 19. African American Male Success Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    20. 20. African American Male Graduation Rates2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    21. 21. African American Male GLE BASI Growth2007-08 & 2008-09<br />
    22. 22. Options<br />
    23. 23. Ombudsman<br />“I want to go to college, and thanks to Ombudsman, I can make that happen.”<br />-Tavante WilkersonOmbudsman student<br />
    24. 24. “Dropping out is no longer an option.”<br />President Barack Obama<br />

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