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ERIC Number: ED514592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
RI State Profile. Rhode Island: New England Common Assessments Program (NCAP)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about Rhode Island's New England Common Assessments Program (NCAP), a comprehensive test. Its purpose is to measure each student's overall proficiency for graduation in the six core academic areas. In 2008, the Board of Regents in Rhode Island established new regulations for high school diplomas. Beginning with the graduating class of 2012, students will be required to meet a minimum performance standard on a state assessment in order to receive a high school diploma. Students will also be required to complete at least two of the following additional performance-based diploma assessments: graduation portfolios, exhibitions, comprehensive course assessments, or some combination thereof. A student's performance on the statewide assessment will account for one-third of a student's total assessment of student proficiency for graduation in English/language arts and mathematics for 2012. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments", see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001