ERIC Number: ED434116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Information Works! 100% Proficiency of All Rhode Island Fourth Graders: What Will It Take? A Statewide Analysis, 1999.
Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
This second annual report on public K-12 education in Rhode Island focuses on fourth graders, an age group that represents the most vulnerable portion of the school population. As the percentage of proficient fourth graders increases, the secondary schools will find it easier to raise their levels of proficiency. Rhode Island administers a School Accountability for Learning and Teaching (SALT) Survey to yield information about the key dimensions of school functioning. The SALT Survey consists of versions for elementary, middle, and high schools with different forms for parents, teachers, students, and administrators. This report presents information from the SALT survey and some additional sources to paint a portrait of what education actually looks like in Rhode Island's schools. Data are grouped into discussions of: responsive schools; student assessment; community support networks; and well-prepared, well-supported teachers. An analysis of information about Rhode Island schools suggests that three things are necessary to achieve 100% proficiency for all fourth graders: (1) taking care of the multiple needs that influence children's ability to perform in school; (2) giving teachers and students the opportunities they need to teach and learn commensurate with established standards; and (3) focusing first and foremost on reading. (Contains 2 tables and 11 graphs.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island