• Why would my child be placed in AIS?
     

    Students are selected to receive reading services based on multiple measures which include, but are not limited to:

    1.)  NYS Testing Measures.  The State suggests that students who fall BELOW a pre-determined "cut score" would be eligible for AIS services.  
    • If your child is in 4th Grade and received BELOW a scale score of 305 on their ELA assessment, they are eligible for AIS.
    • If your child is in 5th Grade and received BELOW a scale score of 303 on their ELA assessment, they are eligible for AIS.
    • If your child is in 6th Grade and received BELOW a scale score of 304 on their ELA assessment, they are eligible for AIS. 
    If your child is ABOVE this cut score, and you or the teacher feels that he/she would benefit from AIS services, the teacher would request the RTI Team to review your child's progress. The RTI Team would review:
    • Classroom performance (grades, classwork, etc.)
    • Test scores, both formal and informal assessments
    • Current interventions
     The Team would then determine if AIS services would be implemented.
     
    2.) District Assessments - currently the District utilizes AIMSweb to assess both Math and ELA skills.
     
    3.) AIS assessments - both oral and silent reading measures to assess comprehension, decoding and fluency skills
     
    4.) Recommendations from last year's AIS providers. 
     
     If your child does qualify for AIS, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining the program, how often the student will receive additional services, and who the AIS provider would be. 

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     Glossary of often used literacy terms:
    Decoding-the process by which readers sound out unknown or unfamiliar words

    Fluency-the ability to read a text easily  Click here for an informative article about reading fluency, as well as some tips on how you can help your child increase fluency at home.

    Fluency Rate-the rate at which a person reads; oral reading fluency and silent reading fluency rates are often different

    Accuracy Rate-the percentage of words that a student reads correctly

    Frustration Reading Level-material at this level is too difficult to be read by the student, even with teacher support
     
    Instructional Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with few vocabulary problems. Little teacher support and direction is needed. 
     
    Independent Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with no difficulties in vocabulary or comprehension. Teacher support is not needed. 
     
    Reading Comprehension-the ability to read and understand what is read
     
    Reading Vocabulary-refers to the words that students can read and understand.
     
    Click here for an informative article with tips on how you can help your child increase their reading vocabulary at home! 
     
     
     

     

     

Last Modified on September 14, 2016