Learn more about changes to AIS requirements established in September 2013
Schalmont's Academic Intervention Services Plan was developed to meet the requirements of Section 100.2 (ee) revisions to Part 100 of the Commissioner's Regulations and adopted by the Schalmont Board of Education. This regulation requires school districts to provide Academic Intervention Services to students who score below the State performance level on State assessments and/or who are at risk of not achieving the State learning standards. The plan is reviewed reguarly.
The process for this review was the establishment of a district-wide committee with subsequent meetings occurring at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
AIS are services designed to help students achieve the learning
standards in English language arts and mathematics in grades K-12 and
social studies and science in grades 4-12.
These services include two components:
AIS are intended to provide students with specialized instruction which means the provision of extra time for focused instruction and/or increased student-teacher instructional contact time designed to help students achieve learning standards in English, math, social studies and science.
The Schalmont AIS plan outlines procedures for identifying students for AIS in grades K-12 where there are no State assessments. This plan assures that multiple measures of assessment and other sources of evidence will be used in the identifications of students to be served. These may include but not be limited to: student records, report cards grades, classroom participation, diagnostic assessment, teacher/counselor/social worker recommendations, parent referrals, and student projects or tests of demonstrated technical quality.
The Schalmont Central School District has identified:
1. Behaviors (which students are in need of AIS based on their
2. Assessment Measures Used (to determine eligibility)
3. Criteria for Beginning AIS
4. Types of AIS Provided (academic or support services)
5. Records/Intensity of Service
6. Procedures for Parent Notification
7. Criteria for Ending AIS
The building principal is responsible for notifying parents of children who are to receive AIS. The notification includes:
Parents are also notified in writing when the AIS services are
ended. This notification includes criteria for ending service and the
performance levels obtained on district selected assessments.
Parents receive quarterly progress reports during the regular school year. These reports vary in delivery, i.e., interim reports, phone calls, conference reports, report cards or individual reports and by level. For parents of ESL/ELL students, the district makes accommodations for translation of the report into their native language.
Parents may obtain information on ways they can support their child's learning by working with their child, monitoring their child's progress and working collaboratively with staff members providing AIS.
The Schalmont Central School District offers AIS in the areas of
academic instruction as well as support services. Appropriate staff at
the building level make recommendations for the eligibility and
frequency and intensity of services.
At the elementary level this determination of eligibility, monitoring and service delivery will be coordinated by the child study team in cooperation with teachers, social workers and counselors, reading teachers, and administrators.
At the middle and high school levels the determination of eligibility, monitoring and service delivery will be coordinated by each academic department as well as social workers, and counselors, reading teachers and administrators.
This plan is intended to provide a general description of AIS for students in the district k-12. Subcommittees of the district committee have reviewed the AIS specific to the levels of elementary, middle school and high school. Each level, elementary, middle and high school will determine: