Use of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Academic Intervention Services (AIS)
Office of P-12 Education
|To:||Superintendents of Public Schools|
|Date:||October 18, 2013|
|Subject:||Use of Response to Intervention and Academic Intervention Services|
Effective July 1, 2012, all school districts must have an RtI program in place as part of the process to determine if a student in grades K-4 is a student with a learning disability in the area of reading. For further information, please refer to the July 2012 memo located at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/implementation712.htm
For the 2013-2014 school year, school districts may continue to provide a Response to Intervention (RtI) program, instead of, or in addition to, an Academic Intervention Services (AIS) program to eligible students in other grades and subjects other than K-4 reading based on the requirements of sections 100.2(ee)(7) and 100.2(ii) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. For school districts opting for this change, a statement of assurance signed by the school superintendent is required.
Below please find the RtI program requirements and the assurance form for your completion and signature. Even if an assurance form was submitted last year, please submit a new form with all current information. Completed assurance forms should be sent electronically to Marjorie Walton at email@example.com or faxed to her at 518-474-8299 by November 18, 2013.
For additional information on the implementation of RtI, please review the document located at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/guidance/cover.htm and refer to the RtI Technical Assistance Center website at http://www.nysrti.org/ . Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to David Bryant at 518-474-5461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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