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.) Local Testing Measures
2.) Reading Levels:
- Children in Kindergarten who have not mastered their letters and sounds may be recommended.
- Children in First Grade who are reading below a level C may be recommended.
- Children in Second Grade who are reading below a Level L may be recommended.
- Children in Third Grade who are reading below a Level J may be recommended.
2.) Classroom performance (grades, classwork, etc.)
3.) Informal assessments
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 your child will receive additional services, and who the AIS provider would be.
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
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.