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Office of Instruction, Assessment & Curriculum

The Office of Instruction, Assessment and Curriculum (IAC) supports standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  

The Office of IAC provides guidance, resources, and technical assistance to support standards-based curriculum and instruction as part of the Basic Education Program and Rhode Island Strategic Plan through a variety of instructional initiatives and resources, including resources supporting literacy, mathematics, science, civics and social studies, fine arts, health education, physical education, and early childhood education.

The Office of IAC staff also oversee the development and administration of the Rhode Island Common Assessment System in literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school; the new state science assessment in grades 5, 8, and 11; and the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments in grades 3-8 and 11 in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, and in grades 5, 8, and 11 in science.

2017-18 Division of Teaching and Learning Honors Colloquium on Curriculum

On Monday, October 23, 2017, RIDE held the first session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium featuring Dr. David Steiner, Director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy as the guest speaker.

Dr. Steiner spoke on "What is the compelling research; Focus and Coherence; Equity; Promising Practices and Debunking Myths?"

Watch the video of Dr. Steiner's presentation.


Report posted, comprehensive study of a unified approach to statewide education

In 2016, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed H8308, An Act Relating to Education – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act, introduced by Representative Gregg Amore. This act, codified as R.I. Gen Laws § 16-97-9, required a comprehensive study of a unified approach to statewide education.

The Rhode Island Department of Education has responded to the legislation with the Unified Approach to Statewide Education Report.