Academic Intervention Services in Mathematics


Academic Intervention Services in Mathematics

AIS stands for academic intervention services and can be required for a child in both Language Arts and Math. As I am a mathematics teacher, I will be focusing on the Math portion of AIS. AIS is mandated by New York state for any student achieving at a level two or below on the state assessment test.


Academic Intervention Services is mandated by the state to each school district. Students are required to participate in an AIS program when they have performed below the state designated achievement level for their grade level. If a student falls into this category, it is required that the school district place them into an AIS program for the following year. Students can also be recommended for AIS services by their classroom teacher if they feel that the student is at risk of not performing at the designated achievement level for the current year. The state provides many options for the way in which each school designs their AIS program, however it is left up to the district how they will implement the AIS program at their particular schools. The state also does not provide a specific curriculum to be covered in an AIS program, and therefore the curriculum is left up to the AIS teacher. Many teachers use AIS as a way to not only review and answer questions regarding students current material, but also a time in which they can help students to strengthen their foundation in the subject in an effort to improve success in their current grade level.

More information regarding AIS requirements and specifications can be found at: NYSUT - A Guide to Academic Intervention Services