AIS teacher will be assigned to teach small classes that contain students deemed to be at-risk of not meeting the state learning standards in English, Math, Social Studies and Science. The teaching will occur on a daily or A/B basis.
AIS interventions should include reading, writing, listening, speaking, study skills, (reading in the content area strategies, test-taking strategies and vocabulary development are examples).
The student groups will meet throughout the year as a class.
Clustering the students when making class assignments will allow for congruency and consistency in the material being taught by the AIS staff.
Teacher workshops will be offered to help content area teachers increase their knowledge and skills for teaching at-risk students.
B. Type of service
English intervention should include reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Math intervention should include problem solving, application, computation and concepts
Social Studies and Science interventions should include reading and writing skills in the context of the Regents exam preparation.
2. Support Services
Teacher recommendation will be utilized when there is a concern.
Referrals can also be made to the school counselors, psychologist, social worker, student assistance counselor and/or school nurse, and/or administration.