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1 Academic Intervention Services A Teacher’s Guide By: Cynthia Needle Kelli Griffin Dan Hyland

2 Academic Intervention Services AIS means “additional instruction which supplements the instruction provided in the general curriculum and assists students in meeting the State learning standards” (Sect NYS Ed. Law)

3 Intensity of Services Vary Extra time during the school day, within class staffing that reduces student-teacher ratio, extended school day before/after Intensity of service dependent on student need- duration, setting, length of setting. Individual academic service plans are not required for each student (unlike IEP)

4 School shall provide services when students (k-3)… −Lack readiness in language arts (including knowledge of sounds and letters) based on a district developed, or adopted procedure that meets state criteria −Are at risk of not meeting state designated performance level in mathematics or language arts

5 School shall provide services when students (4-8)… −Score below the State designated performance level on one more of the State elementary assessments in English language arts, mathematics, social studies, or science −Are at risk of not meeting state designated performance levels in the above areas based on a district developed/adopted procedure (e.g. Terra Nova, etc.)

6 School shall provide services when students (9-12)… −Score below the State designated performance level on one more of the State elementary assessments in English language arts, mathematics, social studies, or science −Score below the State designated performance level on any one of the State examinations required for graduation −Are at risk of not meeting state designated performance levels in the above areas based on a district developed/adopted procedure

7 AIS and No Child Left Behind Requires that all students performing at levels 1 and 2 receive AIS Services must be provided by Highly qualified (state certified) teachers and paraprofessionals

8 AIS Funding NCLB Act-federal funds Title I of ESEA Act of 1994-federal funds PCEN (Pupils with Compensatory Educational Needs) state and local funds

9 Who is in charge of planning AIS instruction? In developing the AIS plan, school districts identify the responsibility and roles of: Administrators, classroom teachers, special area teachers, pupil support staff, parents and community members Implementation of the district’s AIS plan is the responsibility of the building principal ensuring each eligible student receive support services

10 What does AIS look like in the classroom? In Bville In Hannibal

11 AIS and Special Education Must be provided on the same basis to disabled as non-disabled students AIS are additional general ed. Instructional or support services to assist student in meeting state standards AIS must be aligned with IEP

12 Parent Involvement Parent notification Parents’ rights in refusal-advocacy Communication requirements

13 What do teachers really need to know? A student’s intervention is based on a variety of pieces of information Woven together: AIS teacher, classroom teacher, student needs, standards Multiple approaches to learning Uninterrupted learning time

14 Bibliography State Education Department, University of New York (2000) Guidelines for implementing Academic Intervention Services. Retrieved October 5, 2005 from New York State United Teachers Organization (2001) A guide to Academic Intervention Services (AIS). Retrieved October 5, 2005 from State Education Department, University of New York (2000) Part 100 Hot Topics section Retrieved October 1, 2005 from


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