Academic Intervention Services (AIS/RTI)
Academic Intervention Services Plan
The South Orangetown Central School District will identify students to receive AIS services through a two-step process.
- All students performing below the median scale score between a level 2/partially proficient and a Level 3/proficient on a grade 3-8 English language arts (ELA) or mathematics state assessment shall be considered for AIS.
- Upon identification of a student for consideration for AIS, districts shall then use a district-developed procedure, to be applied uniformly at each grade level, for determining which students shall receive AIS. After the district considers a student’s scores on multiple measures of student performance, the district determines whether the student is required to receive AIS.
Students who score below the median scale score between level 2 and level 3 will be identified as eligible for Academic Intervention Services. We will also take into account our students local STAR Renaissance Assessment scores in reading and math, common formative assessments in reading and math such as the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System that provide information about students’ independent reading level, unit and lesson assessments for ELA, mathematics, science, social studies and Languages Other than English (LOTE) for grades 7-8, New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) where applicable, and teacher and parent recommendations in determining which students will receive AIS.
Regardless of the multiple measures we use, they will be applied uniformly at each grade level and in each content area when determining which students will receive AIS. Students who meet the criteria to receive AIS will receive these services and progress monitoring in a variety of push-in and pull-out formats depending on student’s individual needs and schedules. Students receiving services will become a part of the district’s Response to Intervention (RTI) Process and will be re-evaluated every six to eight weeks to determine if the intervention program is working and to adjust the services as needed.
Parents of students who have been selected to receive AIS services will be notified by their service providers before services begin.