NYS AIS Requirements
New York State Education Law Section 100.2(ee) requires school districts to provide academic intervention services to students who score below the State designated performance level on State assessments and/or who are at risk of not achieving the State learning standards. School districts are required to provide these services to students and to monitor their progress toward improvements.
For the 2017-18 school year, districts identify students through a two-step process:
- First, all students performing at or below a median score between Level 2 (Partially Proficient) and Level 3 (Proficient) are identified for consideration for AIS. All students performing at or below this median cut score will be considered for AIS. The cut score is established by NYSED.
- Upon identification of a student for consideration for AIS, districts then use a locally developed procedure to be applied uniformly at each grade level. This procedure considers the student’s performance on multiple measures of student performance, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Developmental Reading assessments for Grades K-6
- NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)
- Benchmark and lesson-embedded assessments for Reading and Math in Grades K-6 based on teacher designed and selected assessments
- Common formative assessments (CFAs) that provide information about students’ skills
- Unit and lesson assessments for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Languages Other than English (LOTE) for Grades 7-12
- Results of psychoeducational evaluations based on a variety of assessments and inventories.
- Districts have the flexibility to determine that a student who scores above the cut scores for eligibility may also receive AIS. This determination may be made on the recommendation of a teacher and/or on the results of multiple measures of assessment.
The Lancaster CSD recognizes and adheres to these regulations when determining the provision of AIS services.