In 2012, a statewide school accountability system was created. This system is designed to recognize outstanding performance and to provide support to low-achieving schools.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, I congratulate our 17 commended schools, which we have recognized not only for their excellent levels of student achievement but also for closing achievement gaps and attaining high participation rates on state assessments.” -Barbara S. Cottam, Chair of the Board of Education.
The new accountability system enables RIDE to:
RIDE bases its school classifications on:
For 2014-15, RIDE placed each school into one of three classifications:
The 2015 school classifications have been released. Please see the following 2015 Classification Summary [PDF, 536KB].
For more detailed information please see the School & District Report Cards.
Commended schools are the highest performing in the state.
Defined by the following criteria:
Composite Index Score (CIS) greater than or equal to 77 and either:
NEW: RI Accountability Revisions for School Years 2015 and 2016 (PPT)
The new state accountability system comes out of a request for “flexibility” regarding some of the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA - also known as No Child Left Behind or NCLB).
Request for Renewal of Rhode Island ESEA Flexibility - PPT
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