Assessment Schedules & Workshops

RIDE coordinates the administration of a variety of assessments. The full schedule of statewide assessment is available, as well as workshops and materials to help schools and districts with the process.

District/LEA Testing Coordinators:
All NECAP Testing Schedules must be submitted via eRIDE

Students seated at desks writingAs with fall NECAP testing, spring NECAP test schedules must now submitted via the new eRIDE tool. Test schedules submitted via email will no longer be accepted. District/LEA Testing Coordinators, please login to eRIDE and use the NECAP Schedule Tool to submit your schedule.

Note: The tool only allows schedule submission from a district or LEA level and not from school-level personnel.

If you login to eRIDE and an icon for the NECAP Schedule Tool is not visible, please email

Read the Guidance document for the NECAP Schedule Tool in eRIDE [Doc, 369KB].
The guidance document has been updated to reflect feedback from the field.

If you have additional questions about the tool, please email

If you are a district/LEA testing coordinator and you do not have an eRIDE account, please contact the eRIDE Help Desk at

NECAP Science 2013 Testing Window schedule submission deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013.

Forms containing the NECAP Monitoring Visits Interview Questions:

RIDE staff will be conducting NECAP monitoring visits this fall and will be using these forms during the visits:

NECAP Reading and Mathematics

Content Areas: Reading, Mathematics
Grades Tested: 11 and 12
Administration Dates: September 29 - October 9, 2014

NECAP Science

Content Area: Science
Grades Tested: 4, 8, 11
Administration Dates: May 5 - 22, 2014

Rhode Island Alternate Assessment (RIAA)

For more information about key dates, trainings, webinars, and drop-in sessions see the RIAA Calendar [PDF, 119KB].

Content Areas (Grades Tested):
Reading, Mathematics (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Writing (4, 7, 10)
Science (4, 8, 11)

Administration Dates (ALL Content Areas):
Collection Period 1: Sept. 30 – Nov. 12, 2013
Collection Period 2: Jan. 6 – Jan. 31, 2014
Collection Period 3: March 3 – Apr. 4, 2014


Content Area: English Language Proficiency
Grades Tested: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Administration Dates: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19, 2014

Developmental Reading Assessment

Content Area: Reading
Grades Tested: Grades K, 1 (Limited school participation)
Administration Dates: May 1-30, 2014

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Content Areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science
Grades Tested: Grades 4, 8
Administration Dates: NAEP assessments will not be administered in 2013-14.

Teaching Strategies Gold Progress Checkpoints Assessments

Content Area: Early Childhood Special Education / Pre-K:
Grades Tested: Early Childhood Special Education, State-funded Pre-K Classrooms
Administration Dates: November 7, 2014 (Fall Checkpoint) // February 27, 2015 (Winter Checkpoint) // June 5, 2015 (Spring Checkpoint)

Technology Assessment

Content Area: Technology Literacy
Grade Tested: 8
Administration Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 2013 // April 28 - May 23, 2014

Two face-to-face workshops for district and school-level test coordinators will be offered in April. The workshops will provide the important details associated with the coordination and administration of the grades 4, 8, and 11 Science NECAP tests. These workshops will also provide attendees with updates as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Dates, times, locations, and registration instructions for the test administration workshops are included below. Please sign up for only one workshop.

Date Location Time*
April 22, 2013 Orms Street Marriott Hotel, Downtown Providence 1:00 – 3:00 PM
April 23, 2013 Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick 9:00 – 11:00 AM

*In-person registration for face-to-face workshops begins one half-hour prior to the listed start time.

  1. At the welcome page, select New England Common Assessment Program and follow the link to the Rhode Island workshop you want to attend. You will see additional information on this page including a brief description of the workshop and a link to driving directions.
  2. Next you will be asked to provide basic contact information. Once you have completed all of the required fields, click on “Register”.
  3. Finally, you will then see a confirmation page. NOTE: Make sure you print this page because it is the only confirmation of registration that you will receive.

Workshop attendance is strongly encouraged as the latest information on NECAP testing policies and procedures as well as information about test security will be provided.

Listed below are the supporting materials for past workshops and WebEx presentations arranged in chronological order.

Resource Date Description
Spring 2012 NECAP Science Test Coordinator (Principals, Test Coordinators, District Leaders) Workshop – WebEx Presentation April 26, 2012 This WebEx presentation was recorded on April 26, 2012 for NECAP Test Coordinators (Principals, Test Coordinators, District Leaders).  Running Time is 1 hour 12 minutes.
Spring 2011 NECAP Science Results Reporting Workshop Power Point Presentation September 26, 27, 2011  
Guide to Using the 2011 NECAP Science Reports [PDF, 2MB] September 26, 27, 2011  
Using Data Simple Protocol [PDF, 258KB] September 26, 27, 2011 Simple protocol for using data to discuss and analyze assessment data.
Item and Item Analysis [PDF, 1.2MB] September 26, 27, 2011 Spring 2011 NECAP Science - Grade 8 item and item analysis report.
Fall 2011 NECAP Test Coordinator (Principals, Test Coordinators, District Leaders) Workshop – WebEx Presentation September 13, 2011 This WebEx presentation was recorded on September 13, 2011 for NECAP Test Coordinators (Principals, Test Coordinators, District Leaders).  Running Time is 48 minutes.
Fall 2011 NECAP Test Coordinator (Principals, Test Coordinators, District Leaders) Power Point Presentation [PDF, 966KB] September 8, 9, 13, 2011 Power Point slides from the test coordination workshops for principals, test coordinators, and district leaders.
Fall 2011 NECAP Test Administrator (Teacher) Training Workshop – Pre-Recorded WebEx Presentation August 26, 2011 This pre-recorded WebEx presentation is especially designed for NECAP Test-Administrators/Teachers and provides important details about the administration of the NECAP mathematics, reading, and writing tests for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.  Running Time is 39 minutes.
Fall 2011 NECAP Test Administrator (Teacher) Training Workshop – Pre-Recorded WebEx Power Point Presentation [PDF, 737KB] August 26, 2011 PowerPoint slides from the pre-recorded WebEx for NECAP Test Administrators/Teachers.
Fall 2010 NECAP Mathematics and Reading Results Reporting Workshop Power Point Presentation [ PDF, 1.3MB] February, 2011  

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