The Rhode Island Grade Span Expectations (GSEs) for Science were developed as a means to identify the content knowledge and skills expected of all students (grades K-12).
Unless otherwise noted, all links below are PDFs.
Grades Tested: 4, 8, 11
Administration Dates: May 4 - 28, 2015 (Rhode Island only, with RI pick up on May 29)
2014 NECAP Science Grade 4 Test Administrator Manual [PDF]
2014 NECAP Science Principal/Test Coordinator Manual [PDF]
2014 NECAP Science Grade 8 Test Administrator Manual [PDF]
2014 NECAP Science Test Coordinator Presentation [PDF]
2014 NECAP Science Grade 11 Test Administrator Manual [PDF]
To see public data for school and district results on the Measured Progress site.
RIDE will be conducting two face-to-face NECAP Science reporting workshops in September. These workshops are designed for principals, superintendents, and any staff members who are directly involved with student data and analysis of results. The workshops will provide a review of the various NECAP Science reports and support materials as well as an overview of the Rhode Island Analysis and Reporting System. Dates will be posted soon.
* Practice test materials do not include the current year's released items.
No announcements at this time.
Teacher committees are essential to the work of creating a valid and reliable assessment system. Many educators have participated in these committees and have learned a lot not only from the process but also from the educators representing all NECAP Science states (New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont).
Below are answers to common questions about participation:
Please remember that because NECAP Science assessments are designed to Grade Span Expectations (GSEs), you may be placed on a committee that does not reflect the specific grade you currently teach. For example, if you are a 6th grade teacher, you will be placed on the 5th grade or the 8th grade IRC Committee. This Team bases their selection decisions on a number of criteria--including grade span representation--using the information provided by the applicant in his/her application. Below you will find the applications for participation on each committee as well as information such as when and where meetings will be held, who to contact at RIDE if you have questions, the purpose of each committee, and the criteria for participation.
August 7th-8th, 2014
If you are selected to participate on one of the committees, you must be prepared to fulfill the following conditions. 1. To be present on each day by 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 2. To be flexible in the event that alternate dates need to be scheduled. 3. To commit to the entire process, including staying until all tasks are finished.
NOTE: Committee members should be prepared to leave no earlier than 4 p.m. on the last day of their scheduled meetings.
Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:
DOC - Microsoft Word
PDF - Acrobat Reader
PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint
XLS - Microsoft Excel
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