ERIC Number: ED455274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Information Works! Measuring Rhode Island Schools for Change 2000. Statewide Analysis, 2000. Productive, Caring and Mutually Intriguing Teacher/Student Relationships: What's It Going To Take?
Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.
This annual report presents state-level data about education in Rhode Island, focusing this year on what appears to support or obstruct the relationship most central to education, that of teacher and student. Data are provided for the state's 37 school districts (including 1 operated by the state). The sections of the report are: (1) "Student Achievement--Measuring How Well the Student/Teacher Relationship Is Fulfilling Its Task"; (2) "Student Achievement Adjusted for 'Value-Added'--Measuring How Well Schools Support the Student/Teacher Relationship"; (3) "Supporting Teachers--The Teacher's Job Has Changed"; (4) "Supporting Students--Kids Face More Challenges Than Ever"; (5) "Supporting Teachers and Students with Adequate Financial Resources--From the District, the Town and the State"; and (6) "Conclusion: A Focus on the Teacher/Student Relationship Will Help Focus Disparate Efforts and Initiatives." Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and other national measures suggest that Rhode Island students' academic achievement scores are right around the national average. The scores of Rhode Island students are similar to those of students in states like Texas, California, and Virginia, which are as socially and ethnically diverse as Rhode Island. However, Rhode Island ranks below other New England states academically. Most Rhode Island schools and districts have begun the serious work of improving student achievement. To maximize the efficiency of improvement efforts, all educational decisions should be evaluated in terms of what they will mean for the student/teacher relationship. The report provides select information from the School Accountability for Teaching and Learning (SALT) Surveys that students, teachers, and parents in Rhode Island complete each year. (Contains 7 tables and 12 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Districts, School Statistics, Standardized Tests, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Relationship, Test Results
National Center for Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island, Shepard Building, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 ($30). Tel: 401-277-5045.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island