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Provider

Equitable Education Solutions

Contact Information

Primary

Michael Langevin
2883 Shadows Run Lane
N/A
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Phone: 765-365-3340
Email: mike@k12boost.com

Secondary

Amanda Smith
4435 Castlebay Way
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Phone: 765-418-1511
Email: asmith@k12boost.com

General Information

Website: www.k12boost.com
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 9 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Comprehensive & Effective Planning
Comprehensive Turnaround Provider
Curriculum Alignment
Diagnostic Review
District Culture
Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services
Educator Effectiveness
Instruction
Leadership
Organizational Structure and Resources
Professional Development
Program Evaluation Services
School and District Improvement
Unified Improvement Planning
21st Century Skills
Specific Content Area :
STEM

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

None

Recent References:

Kokomo Schools, Kokomo (Indiana)- Dr. Mike Sargent, Assistant Superintendent (765) 776-7115 msargent@kokomo.k12.in.us

Eminence School Corporation, Eminence (Indiana)- Laura Penman, Superintendent (765) 528-2101 lpenman@eminence.k12.in.us

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Kokomo Schools, Kokomo (Indiana)- Dr. Mike Sargent, Assistant Superintendent (765) 776-7115 msargent@kokomo.k12.in.us

Eminence School Corporation, Eminence (Indiana)- Laura Penman, Superintendent (765) 528-2101 lpenman@eminence.k12.in.us

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Our firm currently serves over 60 districts within Indiana on a variety of fronts. We specialize in school improvement and strategic planning, STEM certification and career development, and social emotional learning. Our district partners would tell you we work with them to design systems that are sustainable and scalable. We do not use one size fits all programs, but instead cater the systems creation around evidence-based interventions and specific needs identified in deep holistic reviews that engage all stakeholders.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

We have a staff of 17 full-time individuals that specialize in various areas. I (Michael Langevin, CEO) started the business with the mindset that if I can''t be the best at providing these services to our schools then I don''t want to do them. I have identified and hired the best individuals in the state of Indiana for the main areas we serve schools. For instance, when starting to work with schools on STEM certification and changing instruction to be more focused on PBL and Inquiry-based learning, I hired a person from Purdue University that worked at the State DOE as the STEM Director. He created the STEM certification process for the state and knew he would be able to help our school partners not only meet the requirements of STEM certification, but become STEM model schools that other schools could attempt to emulate.

Cost:

Our prices vary greatly depending on number of days, structure of days, etc. I would tell you that we have done 45 comprehensive needs assessments and school improvement plans that would align to your holistic review, stakeholder engagement, and school improvement planning efforts for an average cost of $45,000.

When working with schools we have not taken on contracts less than 10 days per year as we are not a one and done PD company. We build systems that can be sustained and in doing so that takes time to develop and implement.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

We provide so many different services but once again I would tell you that we are not a cookie cutter program that only sees one way of getting it done. There are always various factors that come into play when building and implementing a plan. I would say we start by really listening to our district/school partners and helping them craft a vision of excellence. We then identify focus areas, root causes, etc. to ensure we are not just doing what is easy for us, but ultimately what is best for the school/district and the students they serve.

I will never have a company that is focused on what is easy for the adults. It is ultimately about making a difference in the experiences students receive.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

We use various quantitative and qualitative data to help determine our overall effectiveness. We have 26 schools in the past 5 years that have moved from an "F" on our state accountability system to at least a "C" and been able to sustain that growth. Our schools typically have the highest growth scores in the state of Indiana (not proficiency since we typically work with the most at-risk schools with the highest poverty rates). We have seen gains in our proficiency rates.

We also use survey data to gather qualitative data to help refine our systems creation and ensure strong working relationships moving forward.

These are just two examples.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

We currently run an 1003g grant for Eminence Elementary School that has approximately 150 students in the elementary setting. We work with them on improving academic outcomes through curriculum development, core instruction refinement, social emotional learning, STEM certification, etc. This partner has really worked hard on overcoming the rural poverty they work with on a daily basis. Their staff has been status quo for a long time which has caused the low performance. Our work has been focused on improvement of there daily experiences of these students.

500-1000 Students:

Kokomo Transformation Zone consists of three schools with roughly 900 students total. We have worked with these schools through a partnership endorsed by the Indiana State Board of Education to help transform these schools through innovative approaches that are student-centered. We work with anything academic or social emotional, as well as branding and marketing these schools to work on increasing student and teacher retention. One SBOE member said our plan was the "best plan he had read in the state if not national." We are providing extended learning time (1 hour a day and 12 extra days per month), PBL focus, teacher mentoring and recruitment, performance-based pay bonuses, etc. as part of this plan.

1000+ Students:

East Chicago Schools we are developing a district strategic plan for their new Superintendent. This district has had quite a bit of turnover and has lacked focus on providing services that meet the needs of their students. We are working with them to engage the community, teachers union, support staff, leadership, and their Board of Education to develop a 4 year strategic plan to provide an identity for each of their building and systems they will sustain after our exit. This district has over 3,000 students.

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