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Academic Interventions

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) is a method of delivering additional support to help students achieve the learning standards in Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies as per New York State Regulation [100.1(g)].

Services may be provided to students in many forms. The following interventions may be provided through, but not limited to:

1) Assignment of after-school sessions through BOE approval of the extended school day.

2) Additional staffing in the regular education classroom and subject areas.

3) Assignment to extra class periods such as AIS periods, learning labs, or structured study halls.

4) Title I services and/or remediation, RTI, and small group instruction.

5) Counseling, including behavior modification plans and peer mediation.

6) Parent involvement.

7) Teachers watchful of individual student’s skill level and performance.

Students may be identified as qualifying for AIS through a variety of assessments.

The goal is to have all students attain and exhibit the skills necessary to be successful learners who are college and career ready. The scores they achieve on the required assessments can determine the skill level of our students.

K-4: Students may be referred if there are concerns regarding their skill levels and/or reading readiness. If a student does not meet the proficiency level on the 3rd grade NYS assessments, a 1, he/she must receive academic interventions such as Title I, RTI, small group instruction or other forms of support. If a student is having difficulty being successful due to attendance, behavior, health reasons, or other influential forces he/she may be referred to the Student Assistance Team (SAT) and/or the Counseling Department.

5-8: Students may be referred if there are concerns regarding their skill levels and/or reading readiness. If a student does not meet the proficiency level on the 4th through 8th grade State Assessments, a 1, he/she must receive academic interventions such as Title I, AIS, small group instruction or other forms of support. If a student is having difficulty being successful due to attendance, behavior, health reasons or other influential forces, he/she may be referred to the SAT and/or the Counseling Department. In addition to the above services, students in grades 7/8 may be required to attend after-school sessions for additional support.

9-12: Students who score below the State designated performance level in one or more of the State intermediate assessments in ELA, Math, Social Studies, or Science, or score below, or are at-risk of scoring below the State designated performance level on any one of the State Examinations required for graduation, may be referred for interventions. Students who are in danger of not meeting the prerequisites mandated to sit for the Regents might also be referred and assigned AIS. These referrals may come from teachers, guidance counselors and/or parents.

Notification to parents, guardians and administration:

Parents shall be notified that their child has been identified as meeting the criteria for AIS/RTI in written form by the AIS coordinator or RTI provider. The subject teacher(s) and the guidance counselor will notify students.

Procedure for recording student progress:

The AIS/RTI provider shall monitor the student’s progress. This shall be communicated through the progress reports sent home every 5 weeks, or report cards every 10 weeks.

Parental support of encouraging attendance, attending parent conferences when requested, and working with their child to improve his/her skills will also be an indicator of the student’s progress.

Discontinuation of AIS:

Discontinuation of AIS may occur when one or more of the following conditions are met:

1) Improved performance in assigned work showing proficiency or mastery of the skills required to be successful on assessments are determined by the AIS/RTI provider.

2) The successful completion of Assessments as per state and local graduation requirements at each grade level.

3) Successful completion of Regents examination prerequisites.

Parents and students shall be informed regarding the progress and discontinuation of intervention services through written communication.

14784 State Hwy 30 Downsville, NY 13755
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