Academic Intervention Services

Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

Academic Intervention Services are designed to help students achieve grade-level expectations in English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades K-12 and Social Studies and Science in grades 4-12. Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are supplemental instruction and/or student support services intended to assist students in meeting the expectations of the Common Core Learning Standards. These intervention services include additional instruction that supplements the general curriculum.

The intensity of services vary based on student need but are designed to respond to student needs as indicated through various assessment measures which are consistent throughout the district at each grade level. Valley Central utilizes a two-step process to determine which students are in need of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). Valley Central uses a uniformly applied district established protocol (using multiple measures) at each grade level for determining which students will receive AIS in the upcoming school year. Students in Valley Central who score at levels 1 or 2 on NYS assessments are automatically considered for services. In cases where students score in the upper range of level 2, monitoring the student’s performance by school staff may be appropriate support. Students in Valley Central partake in various assessments, including Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarks, the Primary Literacy Assessments, and NWEA-MAP, which are used to determine eligibility based on district benchmark scores, set annually.

All eligible students, including Special Education students and English Language Learners (ELL) are provided with AIS on the same basis as general education students and English speaking students. ELL students can receive AIS in addition to English as a New Language (ENL) instruction. Special Education students can receive AIS in addition to Special Education Services.

Students entering the Valley Central High School will be required to meet the graduation requirements established by the New York State Department of Education.