What are academic intervention services?
Academic intervention services (AIS) are services designed to help students achieve the learning standards in English language arts and mathematics in grades K-12 and social studies and science in grades 4-12. These services include two components:
- Additional instruction that supplements regular classroom instruction; and/or
- Student support services to address barriers to improved academic performance.
The intensity of such services may vary, but must be designed to respond to student needs as indicated through State assessments results and/or the district-adopted or district-approved procedure that is consistent throughout the district at each grade level.
What is meant by “additional” instruction?
Additional instruction means the provision of extra time for focused instruction and/or increased student-teacher instructional contact time designed to help students achieve the learning standards in the standards areas requiring AIS.
How are student support services defined under AIS?
Student support services means interventions that address barriers to student progress in State learning standards areas requiring AIS and may include, as needed, school guidance and counseling, services to improve attendance, coordination of services provided by other agencies, and study skills. Support services do not include direct academic instruction.
Barriers to academic progress that student support services might address include, but are not limited to: attendance problems, family-related issues, nutrition-related issues, discipline problems, health-related issues, and/or mobility/transfer issues.