• 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.
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     Children Reading

    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.

Last Modified on February 15, 2019