Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy

NYC Geographic District 18

The Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy is an urban public school (6-8), of the 18th geographic district is situated in Brooklyn, the New York City borough with the largest population.  The middle school falls a short distance from Prospect and Spring Creek parks. 

Principal: Angela DeFilippis

RTI Coordinator: Sadie Goldman


School Demographics (2015-2016)
As a relatively new school, 149 students were enrolled in grades 6-7 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The school now has an eighth grade and a larger population.  Of the enrolled students in the 2015-2016 school year, 79% were considered economically disadvantaged and 18% received special education services.  The student body is predominately Black or African American (94%).  The average class size at Brooklyn Science & Engineering is 23 students. Other demographic information is available on the NYS Report Card


RTI Leadership Team

  • Angela DeFilippis | Building Principal
  • Sadie Goldman | RTI Coordinator
  • Carla Jusma | RTI Provider
  • Diana Oliveri | Head of Special Education
  • Tiffane Barrow | RTI Provider

RTI/MTSS Mission/Purpose Statement
The mission of the MTSS program at the Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy is to create systems to support all staff in providing differentiated, research based, high-quality instruction that is matched to our students’ specific needs as identified by assessment data.


SMART Goals

  • BSEA will develop an ELA and Math RtI curriculum to address three of the highest leverage standards and related skills based on the 2017 NYS Exam. The curriculum will result in supporting students in making a 15% increase in the number of correct responses related to those standards on benchmark and state exam by June 2018.
  • BSEA will screen students using Aimsweb and the iReady diagnostic to identify the students who require each tier intervention. By June 2018, we will increase the number of students only requiring tier 1 interventions by 10%
  • 100% of BSEA teachers will meet collaboratively three times per year to analyze the RtI data. By June 2018, BSEA will develop a handbook of strategies for each tier of intervention.

RTI/MTSS Abbreviated Self-Assessment Survey Results


Annual Action Plan

Brooklyn Science & Engineering Academy
5404 Tilden Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203

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