Improving Individual Student Performance through the AIP Process

Improving Individual Student Performance through the AIP Process

by M.S.Ed Margaret A. Rudt


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American public schools today are challenged, more than ever before, to improve the academic performance of every student. Improving Individual Student Performance through the AIP Process introduces and explains a tested, systematic process through which a team of educators in any school can accurately assess the academic needs of any student and apply the right interventions to improve that student's academic performance. This process can be utilized to narrow the achievement gap, raise graduation rates, improve student performance on a standardized test, make AYP, or help gifted and talented students approach their full potential. Whatever the goal, the correct use of this process eliminates much of the guess work and frustration that educators might be subjected to when faced with raw student performance data and the demand for improvement.

Using the academic intervention plan as a tool, educators engage in collaborative analytic discussions informed by relevant data and classroom observation. Strategies and interventions are student-centric, aligned with individual student needs and strengths. Implementation of strategies and interventions is clearly spelled out. The AIP process, when adhered to, often leads to more effective classroom practices and results in long lasting, positive outcomes for students and educators.

Beyond introducing and explaining a process, this book and accompanying Website provide tools for implementation that include sample academic intervention plans, graphic organizers, an AIP tool kit that makes implementation easier by linking student needs, interventions and graphic organizers to one another, training plans for school staff, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467954310
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

About the Author

Margaret A. Rudt has taught in Montgomery County, Maryland public schools since 1988. She was the staff development teacher at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School from 2002 to 2011. When the school was placed in School Improvement status in 2006, the author played a leadership role in the successful planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the AIP process that helped the school correct its course and make adequate yearly progress for four consecutive years. Rudt has presented the process to principals and staff development teachers in the Montgomery County, Maryland school system and at staff development teacher conferences. Rudt co-authored, with Jennifer Morrison, an article about the successful use of the AIP process entitled, "A Tale of Two Schools," published in Educational Leadership online by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She holds a Master of Science in Education and Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision, both from Johns Hopkins University. Margaret can be contacted at

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