Students using colored tiles to solve math problems

Mathematics education in Rhode Island is currently centered on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics.

These standards were developed by a state-lead initiative that actively involved experts in the field of mathematics as well as state-level educational agencies, teachers, and parents. The CCSS provide clear, consistent expectations about the knowledge, skills, and practices students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educators should use a local curriculum aligned to the standards to plan instruction and assessment. Rhode Island students will take the PARCC Assessment to gauge their achievement with respect to the CCSS. 

Mathematics Science Partnerships Grant Applications

The Office of Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the Mathematics Science Partnership grant, Enhancing Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Skill with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The terms of the grant require the establishment of a partnership between an LEA(s) and an Institute for Higher Education (IHE) with the intent of designing a professional development experience for mathematics educators in grades 3 to 5. The application period begins on August 25, 2014 and ends at 4:00 pm on September 30, 2014. RIDE will host a meet and greet session on Thursday, September 11 at 8:15 – 9:00 am for LEAs and IHEs to come together and explore the possibility of establishing a working partnership.

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