ERIC Number: ED484098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-13
Rhode Island School and District Accountability System. Technical Bulletin. Revised.
Rhode Island State Department of Education
In 2003, the Rhode Island Department of Education introduced its revised accountability system that incorporated the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, the Rhode Island Comprehensive Education Strategy (CES), and Article 31, which requires the state commissioner to make judgments about school performance on a regular basis, thus creating a single system for classifying schools and districts. The first step in establishing this unified system was the inclusion of the NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) system of incremental growth in which all schools, districts, and subgroups are expected to achieve 100 percent proficiency by the year 2014. While states have some opportunities to amend their accountability systems annually, the intent and core values built into Rhode Island?s Accountability System will remain. However, with the implementation of the New England Common Assessment Program in 2005, sections of the accountability system will change because new assessments and a new data tracking system, RIDE, will be implemented. The 2004 Rhode Island Assessment Report Cards and the Accountability Report Cards were published in late 2004 on the RIDE website (www.ridoe.net). The information in this Technical Bulletin explains how the calculations were done in order to create the Accountability Report Cards for schools and districts. The English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessment Report Cards are based on very different calculations and cannot be compared to the Accountability Report Cards. A full description of the differences between the two will accompany the report cards and may be found on the RIDE Web site.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.