School Support System: A Collaborative System of Focused Monitoring

The Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports' monitoring of special education is aligned with federal IDEA legislation.

Moreover, the School Support System addresses the Comprehensive Education Strategy and the R.I. Student Investment Initiative. These are state general education initiatives designed to close gaps in student performance and prepare students for the 21st century.

System Design

The School Support System is designed to align with best practice efforts and supports the following beliefs and assumptions:

  • An assigned category or level of special need does not define the educational needs of students.
  • To the maximum extent possible, students with exceptionalities are meaningfully included in the general education program.
  • The curricula are based on standards that are sufficiently broad to support the learning needs of all students and include academic and skill areas.
  • Individual Education Plans reflect state and local standards for student performance, incorporate varied assessments, and utilize a broad array of accommodations for testing and learning.
  • A comprehensive system of professional training must support and encourage the involvement of all personnel in addressing the learning needs of students with the full range of abilities and exceptionalities.

Approach and Goals

The School Support System integrates multiple sources of information in order to develop a support plan that is directed at increasing student performance and is founded on proven practice. Moreover, RIDE's Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports seeks to create collegial and collaborative relationships with the school district/educational setting, thereby involving the entire district/educational setting in evaluating the quality of special education services. As a result, the process delineates the district/educational setting’s strengths and needs, culminating in the development of a plan to improve service delivery.

Our goal is to implement agreements and verification in a timely and systematic way to get corrective actions /support planning instituted in order to assure continuous high performance of all children.

School and District Reports

Achievement First Public Schools October 2019
Barrington January 2021
Beacon Charter School March 2018
Blackstone Academy Charter School May 2020
Blackstone Valley Prep RI Mayoral Academy December 2019
Bristol-Warren April 2021
Bristol-Warren Kickemuit Middle School  May 2019
Burrillville November 2019
Central Falls November 2017
Chariho May 2020
Charette Charter July 2020
Compass Charter School December 2017
Coventry November 2019
Cranston May 2018
Cumberland March 2021
East Greenwich June 2018
East Providence April 2022
Exeter / West Greenwich February 2022
The Greene School April 2022
Highlander Charter School June 2018
Hope Academy  June 2018
International Charter School May 2020
Jamestown November 2018
Johnston October 2021
Kingston Hill Academy Charter School December 2019
Learning Community Charter School January 2019
Lincoln May 2019
Narragansett October 2018
Newport County November 2020
Newport Public School March 2019
New Shoreham May 2019
North Kingstown May 2018
North Providence November 2021
North Smithfield March 2019
Northwest (Foster, Glocester, Scituate & Foster-Glocester) June 2020
Paul Cuffee Charter School February 2018
Pawtucket October 2019
Portsmouth July 2021
Providence May 2022
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College May 2019
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy October 2017
Segue Institute for Learning April 2017
Sheila Skip Nowell Leadership Academy August 2019
Smithfield October 2021
South Kingstown May 2018
SouthSide Elementary Public Charter School December 2021
Trinity Academy for the Performing Art March 2022
Urban Collaborative April 2020
Village Green Charter School December 2020
Warwick March 2018
West Warwick December 2020
Westerly April 2021
Woonsocket March 2019