Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

Additional instruction for students in need

Intervention services are available for students in English Language Arts (ELA) and math in kindergarten through twelfth grade. In fifth through twelfth grades, AIS Services in science and social studies are integrated through instruction in ELA. Teachers and administrators watch and frequently evaluate student progress through testing and other means.

Additional instruction focuses on:

  • a student’s academic needs
  • increasing student-teacher time
  • using a variety of teaching strategies
  • adapting the curriculum to the student’s learning style

Parents are:

  • automatically notified when it becomes clear that a student needs help to meet or continue his or her progress toward meeting the state learning standards.
  • advised what types of services are available. Support services include guidance, counseling, study skill work and monitoring attendance and discipline.
  • advised when services are available and are afforded ongoing opportunities to confer with teachers. Parents also receive written formal progress reports and notification of their child’s end-of-year status.

Parents with questions about academic intervention services should contact their child’s teacher.


Warwick schools provide Academic Intervention Services, within the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. Students are selected for AIS based on a number of district adopted identification criteria.

When a student demonstrates success on the state assessment and/or on district assessments, they can be discontinued from AIS services. The goal of AIS is to provide the targeted instruction necessary for students to achieve the CCLS.

Intensity of Service

Students qualifying for AIS will exhibit varying levels of performance which requires a corresponding match in service allocation. Each student will receive services based on their performance on the assessments and individual assessment results. AIS services can vary in intensity: low, moderate, high.

Parent Notification

Communication with parents of students receiving AIS is considered essential in order to meet federal/state regulations and to achieve program goals/objectives. The following written procedures are conducted at various times throughout the year: Parent Notification Letter, Program Termination Letter, and Progress Reports/Report Cards.

More Information

At Warwick Valley High School, these services are designed for the students who will need additional and intensive work in order to meet the New York State Regents requirements for:

  • Algebra I
  • English (ELA)

These services are designed to develop the specific skills needed to be successful on the required Regents exams. In addition, through the application of sophisticated assessment probes in reading and writing, students will receive targeted instruction designed to help them strengthen weak areas of literacy development. Access to these services depends upon department recommendation and will be based upon multiple measures that include (1) measures of comprehension, oral reading fluencey, and written expression, (2) standardized tests, (3) report card grades, (4) teacher evaluation, and (5) department approval.

Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s need for these services.


WVCSD Academic Intervention Services District Plan 2015-17