Academic Intervention Services - Qualifying Criteria: 2016-2017

  • Ballston Spa Central School District Academic Intervention Services Qualifying Criteria: 

    2017-2018 School Year

    Academic Intervention Services are intended to assist students who are at risk of not achieving the Learning Standards, or who are at risk of not gaining the knowledge and skills needed to meet or exceed designated performance levels.  The district uses multiple data points to make recommendations for academic support and provides a wide variety of services. 

    At the July 2016 meeting of the Board of Regents, the Board voted to amend Commissioner’s Regulations § 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 on July 27, 2016.  Below please find the process for identifying students who receive services:    


    Step 1:  In accordance with regulation, all students performing below the median scale score between Level 2/partially proficient and a Level 3/proficient on the 2017 NYS Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) or Mathematics shall be considered for AIS.  The median scale scores are noted below.


    Step 2:  Upon identification of a student for consideration for AIS from Step 1, local measures as indicated in the chart below will be applied to further determine qualification for services. 


    Ultimately, all academic support decisions are based on the progress of each individual student and multiple academic achievement points.  Although your child may not qualify for services regarding the above standards, he/she still might be recommended for support based on prior academic achievement or related diagnostic summaries.  Please contact your child's building principal if you have specific questions about your child's academic progress or the support services that are being recommended. 


    Grades 3-8 ELA Scale Score Ranges by Performance Level and Median Scale Score between Level 2 and Level 3

    Grade

    Median Scale Score between Level 2 and Level 3

    3

    305

    4

    303

    5

    304

    6

    301

    7

    302

    8

    300

     

    Grades 3-8 Mathematics Scale Score Ranges by Performance Level and Median Scale Score between Level 2 and Level 3

     

    Grade

    Median Scale Score between Level 2 and Level 3

    3

    299

    4

    298

    5

    306

    6

    301

    7

    8

    307

    308



     

    Local Measures English Language Arts

     

    Criteria

    Program benchmark assessments

    Scoring below program proficiency

    I-Ready Assessments

    Scoring at least one grade level below - Scoring at the beginning of the year or lower from the previous academic year. 

    District-created common formative assessments

    Not meeting grade level standards 

    Fountas and Pinnell assessments

    Fountas and Pinnell Independent Text Reading Levels 

    DIBELS assessments

    Far Below Proficient (Red): Students whose book level is well below grade level are classified as Far Below Proficient. These students require intensive intervention, and Progress Monitoring is recommended at least once every two weeks to determine whether they are responding to this intervention. 

    Received services at previous school

    A review of individual student records by administration, school counselor, and/or teacher and/or interventionist to determine prior level of services. 

    Local Measures Math
    Criteria

    Program benchmark assessments

    Scoring below program proficiency 

    I-Ready Assessments

    Scoring at least one grade level below - Scoring at the beginning of the year or lower from the previous academic year. 

    District-created common formative assessments

    Not meeting grade level standards

     

    Received services at previous school

    A review of individual student records by administration, school counselor, and/or teacher and/or interventionist to determine prior level of services. 

     



Related Files