Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

  • AIS 9-12 AIS in Grade 9 to Grade 12 shall be provided when students score below the state designated performance level on one or more of the State intermediate assessments in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies or science AND are determined, through district procedures, to be at risk of achieving State learning standards in these areas.1 OR AIS in Grade 9 to Grade 12 shall be provided when students score below the State designated performance level (65%) on any one of the State examinations required for graduation. These examinations include English Language Arts (11), Global History & Geography, U.S. History, Math A, Biology/Living Environment, and Earth Science/Physical Setting. 2 OR AIS in Grade 9 to Grade 12 shall be provided when students are LEP and are determined, through a district-developed or district-adopted procedure, to be at risk of not achieving State learning standards in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies and/or science, through English or the student’s native language. The district procedure may include diagnostic screening for vision, hearing, and physical disabilities as well as for possible LEP or possible disability. 3 OR AIS in Grade 9 to Grade 12 shall be provided when students are determined, through a district-developed or district-adopted procedure, to be at risk of not achieving State learning standards in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies and/or science. The district procedure may include diagnostic screening for vision, hearing, and physical disabilities as well as for possible LEP or possible disability. 4 DISTRICT PROCEDURES 1.Students who score a 1 or 2 on an indicated intermediate assessment are identified as eligible for AIS. AIS provisions are determined through a three measures: a.1 or 2 on an indicated State intermediate assessment b.a score of <70 on a district-developed parallel assessment in the same subject c.Course grades of <70 (or teacher recommendation, if course grades are not available) in the same subject. A student meets any two of the three criteria listed above will receive AIS in the given subject area. 2.AIS is provided to all students who have received a grade of <65 on a required State examination. 3.Students are screened for LEP upon registration by district designated personnel through Home Language Questionnaires, Language Assessment Scales, and standardized reading tests. These students receive AIS in subjects as necessary, in collaboration with classroom teachers, ESL providers and guidance counselors. 4.Students identified as at risk of not achieving State learning standards can be referred for AIS by themselves, their parents/guardians, classroom teachers, guidance counselors, the Student Support Team, or administrators. The Academic Learning Center (ALC) schedules students for intervention services based on the indicators listed above. Students are scheduled in to the ALC from a study hall or after school based on intensity of services required, student schedules, and teacher schedules, and available space. Services are offered by certified teachers, including a part time reading specialist, assigned to the ALC to provide AIS. High school students may request non-remedial services from the ALC. Assistance on major projects or papers or to prepare for a major test or examination is available. The range of support services previously mentioned in this document is provided by three full-time counselors, one part-time social worker and one part-time school psychologist in the Maryvale High School Student Services Center. Coordination of these services is the responsibility of the Counselors, the Student Support Team, the ALC staff and the Principal. A home-school connection is part of the academic intervention plan. This is accomplished by sending the mandatory letters of notification and progress to parents as well as scheduling parent/teacher conferences to discuss ALC participation and to suggest home strategies that will supplement school instruction. N.B. There are extended school year opportunities for students in grades 9-12. Regents review classes are offered for those students who failed a Regents examination and need to retake it to meet a graduation requirement; students who passed a Regents exam but wish to improve the score may participate in these review classes as well. Students who failed a Regents course and the accompanying Regents exam may participate if they attended an accredited summer school to make up the deficiency.
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