Rhode Island - Student Assessments: Mathematics

Area: 
Mathematics
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

The assessments that are required are: PARCC (or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments in mathematics; Alternative Assessment, Grades 2-8, 10; WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT).

Body: 

In 2014-2015, Rhode Island will introduce the new PARCC (or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments in mathematics. This assessment will replace the NECAP Mathematics assessment that we used for the past 9 years. Rhode Island also participates annually in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, where a sampling of students (from grades 4, 8, and/or 12) are tested in several content areas as part of a nationally representative assessment of student performance. In addition, Rhode Island administers the American Diploma Project (ADP) Algebra II End of Course Exam, considered an important benchmark for college-bound students.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/14/2016