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Great Schools

We pledge to accelerate all schools toward greatness.

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Excellent Educators

Excellent Educators

Every Rhode Island school will have excellent educators led by highly effective leaders.

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World-Class Standards

World-Class Standards

Every Rhode Island school will adhere to world-class standards.

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User-Friendly Data

User-Friendly Data

Our classroom instruction is informed by the wide range of data we collect and distribute to our schools and districts.


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Deborah A. Gist

How Did We Get Here?

Testing isn’t a new phenomenon.  Grandparents can recount stories of their encounters with difficult tests when they were in school.  You, I’m sure, can conjure up memories of holding your own number 2 pencil while filling in circles to answer questions or practicing writing your list of spelling words. We can agree that testing, whether informing a teacher’s grade book or letting a community know if its investment in education is yielding good results is necessary.  But why is there so much testing?

August 12, 2014

Featured Educator


Meet David Moscarelli, 2015 Teacher of the Year

David is honored to represent the teachers in Rhode Island and the success of their students.


In the spotlight

Innovation Powered by TechnologyOCTOBER 25, 2014
Third Annual Innovation Powered by Technology Conference
Connect with fellow educators and school leaders in systemic planning around the effective use of technology and digital learning.  Collaborate with and be inspired by educators and students across the state.  Immerse yourself in ideas, strategies, and resources. 


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