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    Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are services designed to help students achieve the learning standards in ELA, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science in grades K-12.

    The West Seneca Central School District, located in Erie County, has a student enrollment of 7,204 pupils. The District believes that all students should be afforded appropriate and targeted opportunities for academic assistance and intervention, based on root cause analysis of multiple measures, so that they may be successful in meeting the New York State Learning Standards. It is imperative that we address the changing needs of our diverse student population.

    These services include two components:

    1. Additional instruction that supplements the general curriculum (regular classroom instruction); and/or
    2. Student support services needed to address barriers to improve academic performance.

    The Academic Intervention Plan will be reviewed annually, and may be revised to meet emerging needs.

    Eligibility for Academic Intervention Services

    Eligibility for AIS Services may be determined by State assessment results, local assessments and various student performance results which highlight a need for additional support services.

    The following criteria will be used in determining eligibility for AIS services.


    State Assessments:

    1. Students in grades 3-8 who score below Level 3 in ELA, Mathematics, Social Studies (grades 5-8) and Science (grades 5-8) are eligible to receive AIS.
    2. Students in grades 9-12 will be eligible for AIS if they score below the approved passing grade on any Regents exam required for graduation in ELA, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies.


    District Assessments:

    Students may be eligible for AIS support if their performance is below the district grade level performance expectations on one or more assessments as set forth in the District Assessment Plan. Supporting documentation / evidence to determine the need for AIS support may include, but is not limited to:

    1. Assessments/ Local/ Final examination results
    2. Review of student writing samples
    3. Review of student report card grades
    4. Classroom performance review
    5. Review of other student records, reports, evaluations, including, but not limited to: attendance records, discipline records, anecdotal record review, health-related issues, mobility / transfer issues, family issues and/or nutrition-related issues.
    6. Recommendations / referrals by classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, parent, school staff.