Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Process
Updated Fall 2013
In August 2013, the Deputy Commissioner of Education, Ken Slentz, sent a memo to all districts informing them of a change for the 2013-2014 school year. The memo states that New York State identified a scale score for each grade and assessment, to determine which students qualify for AIS services based on the results of the Spring 2013 administration of the 5-8 NYS ELA and Math Assessments. The memo states that only students with scores below these state-identified scale scores are mandated to receive AIS services.
The Chappaqua Central School District will continue to use multiple measures to consider all students who receive a score of one or two, regardless of scale score. The services for individual students should vary in intensity based on each student’s needs as measured by assessments and other information on student performance. Students with the most intensive needs typically receive more scheduled services for a longer duration. Students with less intensive needs might only receive student support activities such as regular progress checks, additional assessments, and meetings with the classroom teacher to adjust instruction, if necessary. The Commissioner’s Regulations state that school districts must provide AIS to identified students no later than the beginning of the semester following a decision that a student needs AIS.