Assessment Manuals & Materials

On this page, you can find test manuals and other test-specific information needed by test coordinators, test administrators, technology coordinators, and data managers to prepare for each statewide assessment.


Preparing Your District or School for ACCESS

Getting Your Account for the WIDA AMS

Verifying Student Enrollment and LEP Census Data

Completing Your Training

Selecting Accommodations and Test Supports for Students

Setting Up Testing Devices

Practice Tests, Released Items and Preparing Students for ACCESS:

Informing Families:

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

This page is designed to compliment the checklists (download below). The checklists will guide you through learning about and preparing for the DLM alternate assessments. If you have questions after you review the checklists and materials below, contact your district testing coordinator or contact

  • Checklists: Depending on your role, you will need at least one of the checklists below. These checklists will help you stay organized and ensure you have a successful test administration.

Determining Eligibility for Alternate Assessments

Every student who takes the alternate assessments must meet the criteria for eligibility. Determining eligibility involves collecting data and evidence about the student's abilities and then evaluating whether or not that evidence meets the criteria for allowing the student to take the alternate assessments. 

New for 2023-24: We are in the process of transitioning to new eligibility criteria and guidance. Please use the link below to view a presentation on the new eligibility criteria and guidance.

Getting an Account in Educator Portal

  • Educator Portal User Guide (posted 10.2023)
  • Kite Educator Portal (EP): This is where all test management activities will take place: districts will create teacher accounts and student rosters and where they will run reports to monitor testing activities. Teachers will use EP to complete the First Contact Survey and Personal Needs and Preferences Profile for each student, and download testing tickets during testing, among other activities.

Completing Test Coordinator or Test Administrator Training

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

If you are a district test coordinator and cannot login to PAN, please email for an account reset or creation. School test coordinators please email your district test coordinator to re-enable or create your account.

Preparing Your District or School:

In addition to using the resources in the All Assessments tab above, those listed below are specific to this assessment:

  • RICAS Resource Center (resources for test coordinators, test administrators, technology coordinators, and students and families; guides and training modules; practice tests and released items; links to all RICAS sites)
  • RICAS Service Center (order additional paper test materials - not including pre-printed Student ID Labels PCPA completion after testing)

Completing Your Training and Preparing for Test Administration:

Configuring PearsonAccessNext(PAN)

Configuring Testing Devices

Informing Families

RI PSAT10 and SAT School Day

Use the documents and links below for information about administering the PSAT10 and SAT School Day as part of the state assessment system. This information is for the state assessment administration of the PSAT10 and SAT only. Information on College Board's other PSAT and SAT administrations, such as Saturday administrations, can be found on the College Board website.

The state testing window (April 1-26, 2024) for the 2024 administration of the PSAT 10 and SAT School Day has been lengthened considerably to provide additional time for testing. The SAT and PSAT 10 will be administered via computer unless otherwise specified in the student's IEP. This is a high-level overview of the computer-based administration information:

  • LEAs may choose to administer the SAT and the PSAT 10 over as many days during the testing window as fits the school schedule.
  • Paper-based editions of the SAT and the PSAT 10 will be available as accommodations for only for students with disabilities.
  • NOTE: Homeschooled students and students enrolled in schools outside of Rhode Island will be tested via computer.

General Information for PSAT10 and SAT School Day

Setting up Testing Devices

Manuals and Materials (updated 2.20.2024)

Student Registration

The following information applies to the state administrations of PSAT 10 and SAT. It does not apply to any other administration of a College Board test.

  • RIDE will provide all student registration information to the College Board. This file will also be used to create the digital registrations for the RI SAT School Day and PSAT10. This file will also be used to create Pre-ID labels for any paper tests required by students for accommodations and RI students enrolled in out-of-state schools.
  • Please ensure that all student information in the Enrollment Census and Special Education Census are correct and accurate. Please note:
    • only grade 10 and grade 11 students will be registered.
    • students taking the alternate assessments must have alternate assessment as their Testing Code (code 3) in the Special Education Census so they are not registered by mistake.

Next Generation Science Assessments (NGSA)

All testing resources are posted on the RI NGSA Portal at: