Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Alvarez provided a report to the Board and to the community at the most recent Board of Education meeting, first addressing the State Assessment results that were recently mailed home. He acknowledged that, as predicted, scores were lower than in previous years as these are new, longer, more difficult tests. Dr. Alvarez explained that Rye still outperformed many of its peer districts and continues to fare well among similar high performing districts. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Betty Ann Wyks then explained that Academic Intervention Services (AIS) benchmarks, which are provided in tiers, are set individually by grade and subject. A more detailed report on the test results will be presented at the November 12 Board of Education meeting.