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RICAS Assessments

We are excited to announce that beginning in spring 2018, Rhode Island will be administering the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) in grade 3-8 in English Language Arts and mathematics.

While this is a new assessment, several important attributes remain the same. Most importantly, our state standards have not changed. The RICAS is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Instruction in our classrooms should continue to be aligned to these standards in English language arts and mathematics for all students. Below are important documents and other resources that will help LEAs and educators prepare for RICAS. 

2018 Test Coordinator Handbook

This handbook contains snapshots of each assessment in the Rhode Island Statewide Assessment Program. It includes dates, contact information, and other important details about each assessment being administered in Rhode Island during the 2017-18 school year.

RICAS Resource Center. The RICAS Resource Center includes access to student practice tests, technology requirements, test administration manuals, online training modules, and released test items.

Site Documents

Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:

DOC - Microsoft Word

PDF - Acrobat Reader

PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint

XLS - Microsoft Excel