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Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Plan

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.

II. Definition

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:

  • Additional academic instruction that supplements the general curriculum (regular classroom instruction) and/or
  • Student support services needed to address barriers to improve academic performance such as discipline problems, attendance problems, health issues, family issues, mobility, etc.

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.

III. Eligibility

  • Students who score below the designated performance levels:
    • Elementary and Intermediate Levels (students who score below Level 3 on the 4th grade math, 4th grade ELA, 4th grade science, 5th grade social studies, 8th grade ELA, 8th grade math, 8th grade science, and 8th grade social studies)
    • Commencement level (students who score below 55 % on five required Regents for graduation. (English 11, Math A, Global History, U.S. History, and one Science)
  • Students at risk of not meeting the State standards as indicated through district adopted or approved procedures.
  • LEP/ELL (Limited English Proficient/English Language Learner) students who do not achieve the CR Part 154 standards
  • *Identified students with disabilities and those designated as LEP/ELL who require
    services

IV. District Procedures for Academic and Support Services K-12

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 learning behaviors)
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

V. Parental Contact and Involvement

The building principal is responsible for notifying parents of children who are to receive AIS. The notification includes:

  • A summary of services to be provided
  • The reason the student needs services
  • The consequences of not achieving expected performance levels

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.

VI. Management and Coordination of Services

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:

  • The number of students receiving AIS within each grade level,
  • The range of performance levels of eligible students as determined by State assessments, and
  • Staffing needs, instructional approaches and scheduling options required to meet the needs of students as required by AIS