About AIS Reading:AIS stands for Academic Intervention Services. During 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade AIS, students that need additional assistance in reading come to me for ELA. Students are placed in this small group setting everyday for an hour and a half. In my classroom students engage in the System 44 or READ 180 program. Students rotate through different stations: Whole Group, Small Group, Computer Software, and Independent Reading.