Academic Intervention Services
What is AIS?AIS stands for Academic Intervention Services. AIS is intended to supplement instruction provided by the general curriculum and to assist students in meeting NYS Learning Standards.
Which students are eligible for AIS?Students who score a 1 or 2 on the NYS Math assessments are eligible to receive AIS. These assessments are given in March each year. This data comes back to the districts in June and is used to identify students who need these services for the following school year. Parents receive a report in the mail with this score and an explanation of this score.
What services might my child receive?There is a range of services that your child may receive.
Monitoring – these students have scored in the higher range of level 2 on the NYS math assessment. Math teachers monitor these students closely to determine if they need a higher level of support or, in some cases, to exit AIS.
Extra help – this is provided by your child’s math teacher during your child’s study hall on an as-needed basis. Your child should go to his/her math teacher anytime he/she is experiencing difficulty in class.
"Push-in" support – an additional math teacher joins your child’s regular math teacher during the regular math class to provide more support for students in need of AIS.
Small group instruction – your child is scheduled into an additional math class every other day to focus on skills and concepts that are necessary to be successful in the regular math class and to meet State Standards.
How are students exited from AIS?Students are reevaluated every 10 weeks. If students demonstrate sufficient progress (shown through quarterly grades, benchmarks, or scoring a 3 or 4 on the NYS math assessment), then your child will be exited from the program.
What if I do not want my child to receive AIS?AIS is a New York State mandate…this means that a student must receive services if they meet the criteria.
How will I know if my child is making progress?Quarterly reports will be sent home to update you on your child’s progress in AIS.
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