Students must be provided with appropriate supports necessary for him or her to successfully meet the graduation requirements. Supports may be district or school-wide, such as Response to Intervention (RtI), or individualized, such as the Individual Learning Plan or Progress Plan.
Students are supported by educators including advisers and school counselors to ensure access to a variety of learning opportunities and supports that help students meet their academic and career goals.
Performance assessments (Diploma Assessments) include student portfolios, exhibitions and comprehensive course assessments. Students are required to complete the two Diploma Assessments chosen by the district or school. Tasks and similar applied learning assessments may be collected in student portfolios, required as part of comprehensive course assessments and are a central component of student exhibitions.
Compulsory Attendance Statute
RI law, effective on July 1, 2011, changed the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18 years of age. The RI Compulsory Attendance Law, RIGL 16-19-1, responds to the number of students who, despite district/school efforts to engage them and provide them with a variety of learning opportunities and supports, are at great risk of dropping out of school. This statute allows a student, age 16 or older, who has an alternative learning plan to be waived from attending school. One of the requirements for making this available to students is that the school must communicate with the student and parent/family to develop an alternative plan that includes learning and/or training opportunities that provides the student an opportunity earn a high school diploma, its equivalent, or another credential.
comprehensive school counseling
School counselors play a key role in supporting students in accessing pathways and learning opportunities that help students to meet their personal, social, academic and career goals.
individual learning plan
The student individual learning plan (ILP) is a communication and planning document that supports students in goal setting and reflection. The ILP is used by advisers and school counselors to support students with appropriate interventions, learning opportunities and other activities to help them meet their personal / social, academic and career goals.
Personal Literacy Plan
A Personal Literacy Plan (PLP) is a plan of action used to accelerate a student’s learning in order to move toward grade level reading proficiency.
An individual progress plan must be provided for each student who received a level 1 (substantially below proficiency) on either the reading or mathematics NECAP assessment. The progress plan should detail the responsibilities of the school, expectations for the student, and include the parent in the communication of the plan for the student. Schools must provide an opportunity for families/parents and student to meet and discuss the progress plan. School representatives, the student and parent/guardian must sign the plan indicating that they understand and support the planned interventions. See guidelines for details.