Elementary School Academic Intervention Services
A. Grade Levels
B. Subject Area(s)
- Content Area Reading
- DIAL/SPEED DIAL (K)
- SLO’s (K)
- Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments (K-6)
- Letter/Sound Knowledge Assessment (K + 1)
- MAPS – (K-6)
- NYS ELA Assessment (3-5)
- NYS Math Assessment (3-5)
- Lesson embedded and/or teacher created assessments
- Standards-Based Quarterly Report Cards
- Recommendation of RtI Team (K-6)
- Teacher/Parent Recommendation (K-6)
A. Description of method of intervention services
1. Tier 1:
- Daily interventions provided by classroom teacher to all students.
2. Tier 2:
- Classroom and AIS teachers will provide services by pushing into or pulling out of the classroom
- Groups of up to 8 students
- 2-3 times per week
- Flexible grouping practices are used as well as a clustering students for instruction.
3. Tier 3:
- AIS Specialist will provide this service
- Groups of up to 4 students
- 4-5 times per week
4. Progress Monitoring:
- Students will be on the AIS Specialist case load but will be monitored during the year.
- If a student displays signs of academic struggles, then Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions will be put in place.
B. Type of service
- Academic services will be provided by the classroom teacher and/or AIS Specialist
- Reading intervention includes instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities.
- Math intervention includes instruction in problem solving, application, computation, and concepts.
2. Support Services
- RtI Team will assess the need for support services.
- Depending on recommendation from RtI Team, support services may be provided by the building CORE Team which is made up of School Psychologist, School Social Worker and School Counselor,
- Other support services may be provided by the Speech Therapist, an ESL Teacher, an Occupational Therapist or a Physical Therapist.
3. Summer Services
- Reading and Math assistance will be offered to “high risk” Pre-Kindergarten students identified by the DIAL Screening, in a 5 week summer program.
- Students in grades K through six receive instruction in reading, writing and mathematics. The instruction is specific to areas diagnosed as weaknesses by multiple measures.
4. After-School AIS
- Small group sessions of AIS are available for intensive help in ELA or Math.
- Sessions will be held for 5-6 weeks
A. New York State Exams
- Grade 3-5 ELA and Math exams
B. Standardized Tests
- NWEA MAPs testing
- Formative assessments throughout the year
C. Other Measures
- Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments
- Quarterly Report Cards
- Parents will receive a letter from the AIS teachers notifying them that their child will be receiving AIS services.
- Parents are invited to an informational meeting, followed by a question/answer session during Open House.
- A parent/school compact letter is sent home each school year, clearly delineating the school, teacher, parent, and student responsibilities. Once the compact letter is sent home, AIS services will begin. A parent signed duplicate copy is kept in the AIS file.
- A progress report, completed by the AIS teacher, will be sent home quarterly. AIS teachers will be available for parent conferences and to provide updates on progress.
- An exit letter will be sent annually notifying parents their child is no longer in need of AIS when a child tests or progresses out of the program.
- Parent evenings are planned throughout the school year to provide opportunities for parents to learn additional strategies for working with their children to help them succeed.
- RTI/MTSS committee may offer suggestions to parents as needed.
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