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  • 16 Dec 2017 5:44 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    Save the date for RICAS informational trainings from the Office of Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum. Content-area (English Language Arts and mathematics) and Accommodations & Accessibility webinars are now scheduled. Registration information is available below, with additional trainings and registration information to be posted to the RIDE RICAS website as available.


    The RICAS Accommodations & Accessibility webinar will cover information on allowable accommodations for students with disabilities and English Learners and accessibility features for all students.

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018from 10:00 to 11:30 am (Register here)


    The RICAS ELA/Literacy webinar will focus on the current structure of the RICAS ELA assessment, including item types, passages, writing expectations/rubrics, and ELA performance level descriptors. Both sessions below will cover the same content.


    The RICAS Mathematics webinar will review RICAS mathematics test design information, including item types, the percentage of points allotted to reporting categories for each grade, the calculator policy, and RICAS performance levels. Presenters will also highlight released items and other resources available through the RICAS Resource Center. Both sessions below will cover the same content.

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 7:30 to 8:30 am (Register here)
    • Monday, January 29, 2018, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Register here)


    In-person half day RICAS Test Coordinator Training will be held Monday through WednesdayFebruary 12, 13, and 14, 2018. Location and registration information will be posted on the RIDE RICAS website soon.


  • 17 Nov 2017 11:07 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    Congratulations to RI's 2017 RI Blue Ribbon School winners - Classical High School-Providence, Community Elementary School-Cumberland, & Fishing Cove Elementary-North Kingston

  • 16 Nov 2017 12:14 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

     

    RI Kids Count Issue Brief Preventing Youth Tobacco Use in Rhode Island

    Tobacco use is a major public health concern that affects many children, youth, and families in Rhode Island and the U.S. Smoking can reduce life expectancy by at least a decade and remains a leading cause of chronic disease, preventable death, and disability. Tobacco products of any kind and e-cigarettes are unsafe because they contain numerous harmful chemicals that negatively impact health. Preventing, identifying, and treating youth and adult tobacco use requires the complementary and sustained efforts of health care providers, public health officials, parents, policymakers, educators, and others. 
  • 06 Nov 2017 6:23 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    RIDE Recognizes 28 Commended Schools Oct 2017


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the state prepares to shift to a new system of school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today released 2017 School Report Cards and recognized 28 commended schools. Schools classified as commended are the highest performing schools in the state, representing strong performance across metrics.

    “I want to congratulate our 28 commended schools, whose performance, growth, and commitment to excellence represent the success we want to replicate in every school, for every student,” said Ken Wagner, Commissioner of Education. “We now look ahead to implementation of a new system of school accountability, which I believe will help us to better identify and support struggling schools, and to communicate with families about what performance outcomes and school culture and climate indicators mean for their children and for their communities.”

  • 12 Oct 2017 12:11 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    Members of RISSA and RIASBO enjoy productive day hearing from Ben Scungio and his colleagues and from representatives of the Interlocal Trust and the Governor's Workforce Board.


  • 30 Sep 2017 6:26 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    Three RI Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Awards Sept 2017

    he U.S. Department of Education today announced three Rhode Island schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.

    The schools receiving this honor are Classical High School in Providence, Community Elementary Schoolin Cumberland, and Fishing Cove Elementary School in North Kingstown.

    “Providing challenging, high-quality, and engaging learning experiences is what our public schools are called upon to do, and our Blue Ribbon Schools set the bar high,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. “Our success as a state, economically and otherwise, relies on education, and our Blue Ribbon Schools serve as a model for how we can improve outcomes for all schools and all students. Congratulations to these school communities on this exciting achievement.”

    “Being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes strong leadership, dedicated educators, hard-working students, and a school culture that inspires excellence,” said Barbara S. Cottam, Chair of the Board of Education. “Thank you to Classical, Community, and Fishing Cove Schools for your commitment to great teaching and learning.”


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