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ERIC Number: ED591452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Rhode Island School and District Accountability System Technical Bulletin
Rhode Island Department of Education
Rhode Island's School Accountability system is in a period of transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The accountability data released October 2017 is based on the 2016-17 administration of the PARCC assessment. Results from the Multi-State Alternate Assessment in ELA/literacy and mathematics are also included. The results of this testing confirm the need for us to continue our hard work of transitioning to more rigorous expectations for students through personalization, aligned curriculum, and expert instruction. Our accountability system is intended to shine a light on the progress our schools are making on these efforts and to provide public information that allows us to: (1) Focus on learning gaps; (2) Document and learn from schools that are making great progress; (3) Provide information that raises questions for further investigation; and (4) Identify schools that need additional support and attention. This year's accountability is sensitive to this transition period. This year's plan requires Rhode Island to calculate an accountability index for every school under an abbreviated set of measures; to identify Commended Schools, and schools In Good Standing; and to maintain a list of Priority and Focus Schools unless they met agreed upon exit criteria from that status. This Technical Bulletin for classifying schools is based on this approved system for 2016-17 school year. [For earlier technical bulletins, see ED500511 and ED484098.]
Rhode Island Department of Education. 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903. Tel: 401-222-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A