Accountability and Reports

To ensure that all students have the opportunities and skills they need to be successful in the classroom, in college and in the workforce, we have set high standards for our students, educators and schools. 

Accountability 101 Webinar

Learn about Rhode Island’s system of school accountability under the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This webinar details the measures used to evaluate school performance, how those measures are used to create School Star Ratings, and how this important data is presented to families. Star Ratings simplify and summarize overall school performance on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Schools must perform well across all measures to earn a high Star Rating.

Our School and District Report Cards, as well as our annual school accountability classifications, provide the public with valuable information about whether our schools and districts are meeting goals and making progress. Take a look at our objectives and strategies across a variety of programs:

Site-Based Management Guidance: