If your child is receiving specific services (AIS or RTI as defined below) you will receive letters and progress notes to keep you aware of how things are progressing. If you have specific concerns please contact Pam Barber.
Title I, which is part of the No Child Left Behind Act 0f 2001,is a federally funded program designed to help students develop the skills they need to successfully meet the State’s challenging academic achievement standards. Funds from the Federal government are allocated to the states, which in turn, distribute money to local districts. Title I funds in our district are used to support English language arts and math programs as well Academic Intervention Services(AIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI).
AIS, or Academic Intervention Services, is a State-mandated program designed to help students achieve proficiency on the New York State assessments in English language arts and math in grades 4-12, science in grades 5-12, and social studies in grades 11-12. Districts are required to provide AIS to students who have failed, or are at risk of failing the State assessments.
RTI, Response to Intervention is a multi-tiered approach to help struggling learners. Students' progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both.
AIS/RTI services provide supplemental instruction in the student's area of need as determined by benchmark assessments that are administered throughout the year. Students that are receiving this extra help are reassessed frequently to monitor their progress. Once a student reaches proficiency, they are removed.
For specific information regarding Title I/AIS/RTI at Schenevus Central School, please contact Pam Barber, Director of Special Education.