Academic Intervention Service Requirements for 2014-15

The attached document from Deputy Commissioner Cosimo Tangorra lists the 2014 3-8 ELA and math cut scores for the provision of Academic Intervention Services (AIS). Based upon our review, the cut scores are the same as those that were in place for 2013-14. In the field memo, the Deputy Commissioner indicates that, “The department will further recommend [to the Board of Regents] that those students scoring at or above these scale scores but below level three/proficient not be required to receive academic intervention instructional and/or student support services during the 2014-15 school year…”

The information contained in the field memorandum will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval at their next meeting, on September 15 and 16. By November 1, 2014 school districts are required to either post on their respective websites or provide written information to parents regarding their uniform process for determining whether to provide AIS to struggling students during 2014-15.

We hope you will find this information helpful. We will continue to keep you informed. All the best. …Jim Viola