Middle School Academic Intervention Services
A. Grade Levels
B. Subject Area(s)
- MAPS Assessment
- Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments
- New York State English Language Arts exam
- New York State Math exam
- Recommendation of Teacher/Guidance/Parent
A. Description of method of intervention services
- Teachers will provide interventions during AIS Classes for those identified above.
- Math and English AIS teachers will be assigned to teach small classes that contain students deemed to be at-risk of not meeting the state learning standards in math and ELA. The instruction will occur on a daily basis.
- The after-school assistance program is offered four times per week for one hour. Assistance is provided in math and ELA.
- Clustering the students when making class assignments will allow for congruency and consistency in the material being taught by the AIS staff.
- Teacher professional development will be offered to develop co-teaching strategies for ELA and math teachers. Additional workshops will be offered to help content area teachers to increase their knowledge and skills for teaching at-risk students.
- AIS teachers will provide a combination of services including “push in and pull out” and direct instruction.
B. Type of service
- Reading intervention should include reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Math intervention should include problem solving, application, computation and concepts.
- Study skills should include instruction in time management, note taking, reading comprehension and retention in the content area, and test study skills.
2. Support Services
- Response to Intervention team and Guidance Staff will be utilized when there is a concern.
- Referrals can also be made to the school counselors, psychologist, social worker, and/or school nurse.
A. New York State Exams
- Grade 6 ELA and Math exams
- Grade 7 ELA and Math exams
B. Standardized Tests
- Pre & post assessments
- MAPS testing
C. Other Measures
- Academic performance review by grade-level team
- RTI Team review
- Quarterly grades
- Formative assessments throughout the year
- Parents will receive letters notifying them that their child will be receiving AIS services. Copies of the letters will be kept in student cumulative and AIS folders.
- Progress reports will be completed by the AIS teachers and sent home each marking period (four times per year).
- AIS teachers will schedule student and/or parent conferences as needed. Other support personnel will participate as appropriate.
- AIS teachers may attend interdisciplinary team conferences with parents when needed.
- Parents may contact the school to request an evaluation for AIS services.
- Parent AIS informational meetings are scheduled yearly on Open House night.