Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

  • What are Academic Intervention Services?
    Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are provided through skill based interventions at varying levels of intensity (Tier-1 lowest through Tier 3-highest). These tiered interventions are designed to achieve the New York State learning standards in English language arts and mathematics in grades K-12 as well as, social studies and science in grades 4-12. AIS interventions provide additional instruction that supplements the core curriculum to improve academic performance. AIS services are provided as focused instruction in small group and one on one settings.
    Is My Child Eligible for AIS?
    Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are provided for academic instruction and other needs that may impact student performance (language, attendance, health issue, counseling, behavior, etc.). Criteria are established in each area to identify students who need services. The criteria are based on multiple measures of evaluation and documentation. Similar criteria are used as exit benchmarks indicating that services are no longer needed. The building principal, teachers, and support personnel will work together to determine the appropriate frequency and intensity of intervention service. The following criteria automatically qualify a student to be considered for AIS services:
    • Students who score below the designated performance levels of NYS Assessments: 
      • Grades 3-8: students who score below a NYSED-determine cut score on the ELA or math State Exam, and then assessed using a minimum of three (3) additional data points to determine eligibility.
      • Grades 9-12: students who score below the approved passing grade on any NYS Regents exam, and then assessed using a minimum of three (3) additional data points to determine eligibility.
    • Students at risk of not meeting the state standards as indicated by their academic performance on screenings, benchmarks, and other district-identified assessments.
    • LEP/ELL (Limited English Proficient/English Language Learner) students who do not achieve the CR Part 154 standards.
    • Students with disabilities and those designated as LEP/ELL who require services.