Academic Intervention Support Specialists

  • At Cheektowaga-Sloan UFSD, the role of the Academic Intervention Support service provider is crucial to not only the academic well being of the students they serve, but to the instructional learning community as well. In their position, they wear many hats, including but not limited to - the Interventionist, the Literacy Leader, and the Data Analyzer. 
     
    The INTERVENTIONIST:
    ROLE: To collect, organize, and communicate learning data to a variety of stakeholders and engage in data analysis meetings.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES: AIS Specialists are responsible for:
    • Effectively communicate accurate and up-to- date information to teachers and students in a way that enhances student learning.
    • Identifying key data sources to determine AIS programming.
    • Collect, organize, and communicate data to teachers and leaders.
    • Analyze data to determine areas in need of improvement.
    • Coordinate diagnostic, formative, and evaluative assessments.
    • Engage/lead data analysis meetings.
    • Collect and record baseline, progress monitoring, and evaluative data to determine eligibility, progress, and exit of services. 
    The LITERACY LEADER:
    ROLE: To engage in professional learning with teachers and leaders by providing them with the additional support needed to implement various instructional programs and practices.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: AIS Specialists are responsible for:
    • Serve as a resource in the area of English Language Arts (reading, writing) and/or mathematics for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and the community.
    • Work with teachers and administrators to develop and use appropriate strategies, implementation plans, and assessment tools.
    • Research, teach, and model best practices used to address the needs of those students who struggle with reading and writing, or mathematics.
    • Provide feedback and support to classroom teachers regarding the impact and effectiveness of interventions.
    The DATA ANALYZER:
    ROLE: To collect, organize, and communicate learning data to a variety of stakeholders and engage in data analysis meetings.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: AIS Specialists are responsible for:
    • Effectively communicate accurate and up-to- date information to teachers and students in a way that enhances student learning.
    • Identifying key data sources to determine AIS programming.
    • Collect, organize, and communicate data to teachers and leaders.
    • Analyze data to determine areas in need of improvement.
    • Coordinate diagnostic, formative, and evaluative assessments.
    • Engage/lead data analysis meetings.
    • Collect and record baseline, progress monitoring, and evaluative data to determine eligibility, progress, and exit of services. 

AIS Support Files