Procedures for Determination of Academic Intervention Services
Based on Spring 2019 Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessment Scores
Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are defined as additional support services and instructional interventions which supplement the instruction delivered in the general curriculum. In accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations (part 100), Academic intervention Services must be provided in the areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science to assist students who are at risk of not achieving grade-level standards and/or who score below specific scale cores on State Assessments.
Per NYS Education Department, for the 2019-20 school year, districts shall continue to identify students to receive AIS in ELA and Mathematics based on Grades 3-8 scores through a two-step process. First, all students performing below the median scaled score between a Level 2/partially proficient and a Level 3/proficient on a Grade 3 -8 ELA or Mathematics State Assessment shall be considered for AIS. Second, upon identification of a student for consideration for AIS, districts will use a district-developed procedure that considers multiple-measures of student performance for AIS determination. Measures used must be applied uniformly at each grade level and in each content area when determining which students shall receive AIS.
Academic Intervention Services at Frontier Central School District are determined at the school level by the Principal in collaboration with educators, including mental health staff.
Placement into AIS is to be determined by multiple measures and includes:
- New York State Assessment Scores
- Local measures of student proficiency
- NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
- Benchmark Assessments for Reading and Mathematics in grades K-8
- Common Formative Assessments
- Unit and Lesson Assessments for ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and LOTE Grades 7-8
- Results of psychoeducational evaluations based on a variety of assessments and inventories.
- Universal Screening Measures
- Classroom Performance
- Report Card
- Teacher Recommendation