What are Academic Intervention Services?
Academic Intervention Services are supplemental services provided through Title I funding to help students who are experiencing academic difficulties. The program provides identified, targeted students with additional instruction and services that are provided by a certified teacher as part of a regularly scheduled program. Students are identified based on multiple measures such as reading unit test scores, ELA assessment scores, NWEA scores, daily classroom participation and performance, and/or Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment.
Remedial instruction is closely aligned with the classroom developmental reading program. Research-based strategies are used to teach and reinforce reading, writing, speaking, listening, as well as critical thinking skills.
Criteria for Academic Intervention Services
Each year we are required by state law to test, identify, and remediate all students who score a one or a two on any of the New York State tests. These tests include English, social studies, or science. Your child may also be recommended by the classroom teacher if the teacher is concerned about your child’s progress in any of these subjects.
The goal of the program is to help students acquire and apply comprehension strategies and writing skills that will enable them to be more successful in the classroom. It is expected that each student will make a year’s growth in reading/writing as determined by standardized test scores at the end of the year. Students who continue to struggle or do not make sufficient progress throughout the year may be referred to the Response to Intervention Team to determine if the student may need additional support and/or testing.
Depending on your child’s needs, our program offers classes that range between one and five days a week. Each class is a minimum of thirty minutes long.
Exiting the Program
How long your child stays in the program is determined by his/her growth in reading as determined by state exams, teacher recommendation, classwork and parent input. While most students participate for a minimum of a year, students who make rapid progress may exit at any time.