Welcome to Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for mathematics.
I am excited about starting a new school year and getting to know you. Here are a few tidbits about me...
My name is Megan Zipp, and this is my sixth year at William Street School as the Math Specialist. This will be my 18th year teaching. I previously taught in West Seneca and Buffalo. I love my job and believe strongly in the power of education and intervention. My goal is to help your students reach their fullest potential.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. One of my favorite activities is camping. My husband and two sons love to go camping, hiking, boating and exploring new places.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions by phone (716-686-3800 ext. 6205) or email (email@example.com).
The AIS program is designed to help students achieve the NYS Learning Standards. This is accomplished through additional instruction that supports the general curriculum or by addressing barriers to improved academic performance.
- To remediate as needed.
- To reinforce basic concepts/skills daily.
- To increase student ability and confidence in mathematics.
- To develop or enhance a system of organization and self-discipline.
- Give your best effort.
- Be prepared to work.
- Always have a pencil with you.
- Be courteous and respectful at all times.
- No putdowns!
- Stay on task throughout the class.
Behavior in the Classroom:
- Students are to come on time and prepare for class.
- Students are to show respect to the teacher and fellow students at all times.
For more information please visit the district website Academic Intervention Services (https://www.lancasterschools.org/domain/1670).
For more information about grades, please visit Parent Portal.
Students are selected to receive Math services based on:
First, all students performing at or below a median score between Level 2 (Partially Proficient) and Level 3 (Proficient) on the NYS Assessment are identified for consideration/eligibility for Academic Intervention Services. All students performing at or below this median cut score will be considered/eligible for AIS. The cut score is established by NYSED. Students are also identified through multiple measures throughout the school, including but not limited to:
- FastBridge Data
- Classroom Performance
- Common Formative Assessments
Second, if your child is ABOVE these cut points, the teacher can recommend AIS services. They would meet with the MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) Team to discuss areas of concern for the student.
The MTSS Team would review:
- Classroom performance (grades, classwork, etc.)
- Test scores, both formal and informal assessments
- Current interventions
The MTSS Team would then determine if AIS services will be implemented.
You would then receive a letter in the mail explaining the program, how often the student will receive additional services, and who the AIS provider would be.