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Administration Building
25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4203
Fax: 609.806.4223

Princeton Regional Schools
No Child Left Behind Programs

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
K-5 Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS)

Supplemental Programs in Language Arts/Literacy: Grades K-5
The District provides support for students who are struggling to reach state standards in language arts during their Kindergarten through grade five experience.  These “supports” are offered in addition to the regular language arts instruction provided during the school day.  The core supplemental programs (previously called the Basic Skills Program) is funded with local education funds.  Other supports are funded with resources from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) programs.  An overview of the supports for elementary students is provided below.  

Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS) Program:  Eligible students in grades 1-5 receive instruction during the school day either individually or in small groups.  Some students receive support five days a week while others receive less intensive support based on their individual needs.  Most lessons take place in the students’ classrooms, however, some lessons take place in the Accelerated Intervention Services teacher’s room.  
Literacy Groups:  An Elementary Reading Specialist works with elementary teachers and visits Kindergarten to grade three classrooms to work with small groups of students during the language arts period.  This allows students to receive more individual attention.  The Reading Specialist also provides support for classroom teachers and may lead staff development sessions that focus on language arts/literacy strategies and assessment practices.
Other Programming:  Eligible students are also recommended for before school, after school and summer programs that are designed to meet students’ needs and enhance skills and knowledge.  These programs are structured to meet the needs of students with the greatest needs in language arts/literacy -- and as a result programming varies from school to school -- depending on students' needs.

Supplemental Programs in Mathematics: Grades K-5
The District provides support for students that are struggling to reach state standards in mathematics during their Kindergarten through grade five experience.  These “supports” are offered in addition to the regular mathematics instruction provided during the school day.  An overview of all of the supports for elementary students is provided below.  

Accelerated Intervention Services (AIS) Program:  Eligible students in grades 1-5 receive instruction during the school day either individually or in small groups.  Some students receive support five days a week while others receive less intensive support, based on their individual needs.  Most lessons take place in the students’ class rooms, however, some lessons take place in the Accelerated Intervention Services teacher’s room.  
Other Programming:  Eligible students are also recommended for before school, after school and summer programs that are designed to meet students’ needs and enhance skills and knowledge.  These programs are structured to meet the needs of students with the greatest needs in mathematics -- and as a result programming varies from school to school -- depending on students' needs.





The District is continuing the redesign of its supplemental services program -- the AIS Program -- for language arts and math -- in order to help students to reach state expectations in these important content areas.  The redesign of this supplemental programming incorporates a "Response to Intervention" model that include these critical features:  screening of all students for academic status; standardized procedures for entering the program and exiting the program; and progress monitoring while the student is in the program.  High quality, scientifically-based instructional practices will be identified and used in all supplemental programming.  



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