AIS Plan - Orchard Park Central School District Academic Intervention Plan
At the July 2016 meeting of the Board of Regents, the Board voted to amend Commissioner's Regulations (section 100.2) regarding the methodology by which school districts identify students in grades 3-8 to receive Academic Intervention Services (AIS). These changes became effective July 27, 2016.
In alignment with these changes, the Orchard Park Central School District will follow a two-step process for determining student eligibility for AIS. The two steps are as follows:
1. All students performing below the median scale score between a level2/partially proficient and a level 3/proficient on a grade 3-8 ELA or mathematics state assessment shall be considered for AIS.
2. Students who score below the median scare score between level 2 and level 3 are identified as eligible for AIS. In the second step of this process, consideration will be given to a second data point to determine which students shall receive AIS.
The Orchard Park Central School District has determined the following uniform data points:
Grades 3-5: FASTBridge screening tool in reading and mathematics;
Grades 6-8: Orchard Park Middle School final exam in ELA and mathematics.
For additional information, please refer to the District's Prereferral Intervention Strategies Policy (policy #7616).