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    Mrs. Halpin's Helpful Hints
    (AIS) Academic Intervention Services 


    Welcome to Mrs. Halpin's Website

    "A house without books is like a room without windows." Horace Mann

    "Reading a lot" is one of the most powerful methods of increasing fluency, vocabulary, [and] comprehension. (Stanovich, 1993)

    The AIS program was put into place in the 2000-2001 school year and is mandated by New York State. The program helps students who are struggling in English Language Arts and Mathematics. How are these students placed in the AIS program? There are several different factors that are taken into consideration such as lack of reading readiness, scores on the New York State tests,and performance levels in the classroom. Also, those children that are at risk of not meeting the state standards for their grade level are candidates for the program. Remedial instruction is then put into place for children who qualify for the extra support.  

    Children will receive extra services during the regular school day. Students are pulled out to work in a quieter setting.

    Parents will receive written notification from Mrs. Damelio and Mrs. Smith (BuildingReading Teacher) informing them in regards to qualification into the AIS program.

    Each school year there is one conference held in November with the AIS Teacher informing you of your child's progress. Other conferences will be on a as needed individual basis. At the close of the second and third marking periods you will get an AIS Report Card for the service that your child is receiving.