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Building a Strong Foundation

RIDE has designed a program to respond to the needs expressed around standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment statewide. The focus of this work is the core content areas: Mathematics, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Building a Strong Foundation (BSF) began as the Mathematics Science Partnerships (MSP) Grant with cohorts in mathematics and in science, and has since expanded through use of Race to the Top funds. It seeks to increase instructional coherence at all levels of the system by aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to each other and to the state standards (including Common Core and the RI GLEs/GSEs).


  • Focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process that continuously stimulates teachers' intellectual growth and upgrades teachers' knowledge and skills; and
  • Develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging State and local academic content standards and with the standards expected for postsecondary study in engineering, mathematics, and science.

Yearly Reports for BSF

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