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Use of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Academic Intervention Services (AIS)

Office of P-12 Education
To: Superintendents of Public Schools
From: Ken Slentz
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 https://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 mwalton@mail.nysed.gov 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 https://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/guidance/cover.htm and refer to the RtI Technical Assistance Center website at http://www.nysrti.org/ external link icon. Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to David Bryant at dbryant@mail.nysed.gov.

c: District Superintendents

  • Amendment of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education | Word Word icon (45 KB) | PDF PDF icon (13 KB)
  • Required Components of a Response to Intervention (RtI) Program Pursuant to Section 100.2 (ii) | Word Word icon (51 KB) | PDF PDF icon (27 KB)
  • LEA Response to Intervention (RtI) Assurance Form | Word Word icon (55 KB) | PDF PDF icon (16 KB)
Last Updated: December 23, 2019