Academic Intervention Services
New York State mandates that all public school districts offer Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to students falling behind in meeting the state standards. New York State has established specific levels for proficiency (cut scores) and students falling below these scores are eligible to receive AIS in the designated subject area.
Additional instruction for students in need
Intervention services are available for students in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades one through twelfth grade. At the high school and junior high school levels, AIS Services in science and social studies are also provided. Teachers and administrators closely monitor and frequently evaluate student progress through various formal and informal assessment measures.
Additional instruction focuses on:
- a student’s individual academic needs
- increasing student-teacher time
- using a variety of teaching strategies
- adapting the curriculum to the student’s learning style
- automatically notified when it becomes clear that a student needs help to meet or continue his or her progress toward meeting the state learning standards.
- advised what types of services are available.
- advised when services are available and are afforded ongoing opportunities to confer with teachers.
- automatically notified of their student’s ongoing written formal progress reports and their student’s end-of-year status.