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Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP) Test Coordinator Information

RIDE has consolidated the test coordination information for all of the assessments in RISAP onto this page, including state policy information. 

For more test administration information and test-specific manuals for individual assessments, please select the assessment name from the menu.

Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar Presentations and Recordings

Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar Presentations and Recordings


May Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar. Topics to be discussed include: 2020 Assessment Schedule, updating school contact information, student score report availability.

*NOTE: SAT Option 1 date was updated to March 25, 2020.

June Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

July Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, July 24, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, July 24
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The presentation will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

August Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, August 21, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, August 21
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The presentation will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

September Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, September 18
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The recording will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

Test Coordinator Memos

Test Coordinator Memos

All memos sent to the assessment listserv will be posted here.

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook

 

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook (pdf) contains the state policies that apply to all of the state assessments. Specifically, the handbook provides information on participation in student assessments, medical exemption criteria, general information on each assessment, who can be a test administrator, among other important state policies. 

NOTE: This document does not contain information on how to administer a specific test. Please click on the name of the assessment for test administration manuals and other materials.

RISAP Assessment Schedules

 

RISAP Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and English Learners

 

RISAP Medical Exemptions

 

RISAP Participation Requirements for State Assessments

Rhode Island State Assessment Program Participation Policy

Below is the Rhode Island State Assessment System participation policy for the 2019-20 school year which describes who is expected to participate in state assessments. This policy includes LEA responsibilities to ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in the required assessments for their current grade level*. These policies are also included in the Test Coordinator Handbook, beginning on page 8.

  • Required assessments by grade level: (PDF) This chart outlines the required tests for each grade level. 
  • Public School Students: It is expected that any student attending public school or charter school in Rhode Island will participate in the required tests for their current grade level* either with or without accommodations. 
  • Students Attending Outplacement Schools: It is expected that students attending an outplacement school, whose tuition is paid for by a Rhode Island LEA, will participate in the required tests for their current grade level*, regardless of where the outplacement school is located. If a student attends an outplacement school in a state other than Rhode Island, it is the responsibility of the Rhode Island LEA to ensure that the outplacement school has a plan for administering the required assessments for that student's current grade level*. 
  • English Learners: In addition to participating in the required academic assessments (English language arts, mathematics, science) for their current grade level*, students who are English learners and who are currently receiving, or are eligible for, services are expected to participate in either ACCESS for ELs or Alternate ACCESS for ELs. 
    • NOTE: English learners who enrolled in school in the U.S. on or after April 1, 2019 (who have been attending school for less than one year) are exempt from taking English language arts tests for one year but are still expected to participate in mathematics and science tests, as appropriate, for their current grade level*.
  • Alternate Assessment: Students who qualify for the alternate assessment will participate in the Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessments for their current grade level in English language arts, mathematics, and science, as appropriate, for their current grade level*. If the student is also an English learner, they will also take Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.  
    • NOTE: There is no alternate assessment at the 10th grade; students who qualify for the alternate assessments will not participate in PSAT10. Students in the tenth grade who are also English learners will take Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.
  • Homeschooled Students: Homeschooled students may participate in any of the state assessments for their current grade level* if the parents and school district have included participation in the state assessments in the student's homeschool plan. Families should contact their local school district office to arrange participation.
  • *Notes on Current Grade Level:
    • Current grade level is defined as the grade level that is recorded in the Enrollment Census by the LEA. RIDE will register the student for all required tests at the grade level recorded in the Enrollment Census. Testing the student at any grade level other than what is recorded in the Enrollment Census may result in test scores being invalidated.
    • If a student skips a grade level, the student does not make up tests for skipped grades.
    • If a student is retained, the student takes the tests for their current grade level again, even if the student took the test the previous year.

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