Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
Rhode Island has a long and proud history of ensuring that students with exceptionalities receive support and intervention to achieve high expectations and exit public education as productive citizens, life-long learners, and contributing members of the workforce.
The goals of the Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports ensure that children with diverse learning needs and children receiving special education services are provided equal access to a public education and that schools develop effective strategies for meeting the needs of these unique learners.
The Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports is responsible for advancing the education of:
State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
RIDE has received a five year personnel development grant to support the implementation of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) to improve outcomes related to academic, social-emotional and behavioral functioning for students with or at-risk for disabilities. In addition, the grant will enhance the statewide system for personnel preparation and professional development and increase the capacity of school district personnel and pre-service candidates to implement the Multi-tiered System of Support consisting of prevention, high quality instruction, evidence-based intervention and evaluation. This grant was developed in partnership with the Sherlock Center at RI College.