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 June 2022
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 March 2023
Chariho May 2020
Charette Charter July 2020
Compass Charter School June 2023
Coventry November 2019
Cranston October 2022
Cumberland March 2021
East Greenwich November 2022
East Providence April 2022
Exeter / West Greenwich February 2022
The Greene School April 2022
Highlander Charter School June 2018
Hope Academy  May 2023
International Charter School May 2020
Jamestown November 2018
Johnston October 2021
Kingston Hill Academy Charter School December 2019
Learning Community Charter School December 2023
Lincoln May 2019
Narragansett October 2023
Newport County November 2020
Newport Public School March 2019
New Shoreham May 2019
North Kingstown November 2022
North Providence November 2021
North Smithfield March 2019
Northwest (Foster, Glocester, Scituate & Foster-Glocester) June 2020
Nuestro Mundo Charter School March 2024
Paul Cuffee Charter School March 2023
Pawtucket October 2019
Portsmouth July 2021
Providence May 2022
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College May 2019
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy June 2022
Segue Institute for Learning February 2023
Sheila Skip Nowell Leadership Academy August 2019
Smithfield October 2021
South Kingstown February 2023
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 May 2023
West Warwick December 2020
Westerly April 2021
Woonsocket March 2019
Action Based Enterprises/Hillside Alternative Program October 2021
Bradley School April 2019
Cornerstone School November 2020
Eleanor Briggs School October 2022
Groden Center School November 2022
Harmony Hill School November 2020
High Road School June 2020
Meeting Street School October 2021
Mount Pleasant Academy October 2018
Ocean State Academy June 2020
Ocean State Academy Learning Center December 2021
Ocean Tides School December 2023
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center March 2021
Rhode Island Alternative Academy March 2020
Sargent Center June 2023
School One February 2019
Spurwink School February 2023
St. Mary's School November 2023
Tavares Pediatric/Education Center June 2021
Tides School December 2018
The Providence Center March 2022
The Wolf School October 2019
Viola Berard School April 2015