Rhode Island secondary regulations require all LEAs to ensure that students are well supported by the adults in their schools. No student should “fall through the cracks” because they were unknown to the adults in the building.

From the 2011 Regulations:

“All middle level schools and high schools shall implement strategies for creating personalized learning environments, including the provision of a structure by which every student is assigned a responsible adult, in addition to a school counselor, who is knowledgeable about that student’s academic, career, and social/personal goals.” L-6-4.1

The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is a student directed planning and monitoring tool that customizes learning opportunities throughout their secondary school experience, broadens their perspectives and supports attainment of goals. The ILP documents students’ interests, needs, supports, course selections (including access to college level programming), transition placements and other learning experiences both in and out of school.

The ILP framework [PDF, 133KB] provides guidance and examples of implementation strategies for an effective ILP process.

Advisory is required at the middle level and is often the personalization strategy of choice for high schools.  There are multiple models of personalization across the state that can be accessed and used as models.  This resource will be updated as needed.

From the secondary regulations: “Student advisory structures at the middle level shall be an integral component of the middle level program in each LEA, regardless of the additional personalization structures that are employed. The strategies shall reflect evidence-based appropriate middle level activities and curriculum to effectively utilize the advisory structure to provide students with support from adults other than school counselors.” L-6-4.2

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