Community of Practice - Shared Classroom Initiative

All K-12 ELA and Math teachers will again participate in our Community of Practice – Shared Classroom Initiative. The premise of the initiative is simple; by visiting other classrooms we can gain exposure to varied teaching practices, reflect on our own practices and encourage conversation about the art and craft of teaching. In addition, this initiative will serve as another vehicle to ensure that our curriculum is articulated and aligned K-12.

PARCC Assessment

Every year, our students take a number of state assessments. We share the results of these assessments with you in order to give you an idea about the progress your child is making in school. We also use the results of these assessments to help us improve classroom instruction and to identify areas where students may need some extra support. The North Smithfield School Department will be implementing the PARCC assessment this Spring.

A few changes based on feedback have been made to the assessment:
• Consolidation of the two testing windows that stretched from March to June into one testing period
• Reduction the number of test units
• Reduction of the testing time for students by 90 minutes overall (30 minutes in English language arts, 60 minutes in mathematics); and
• Flexibility in setting testing schedules within the testing period


3rd Grade – Week of May 16th-20th

3rd Grade – Week of May 16th-20th
4th Grade – Week of May 2nd-6th
5th Grade – Week of May 9th-13th

Middle School
6th Grade – Week of May 2nd-6th
7th and 8th- Week of May 9th-13th

High School
ELA- April 25-29th (morning 9th grade, afternoon 10th grade)
Math- May 23rd-25th (morning Alg I, afternoon Geo)

We are holding a PARCC Parent Information Night on Wednesday, April 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the North Smithfield Middle School Cafeteria. 



CIA (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment) Night

Please mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday, March 9th from 6-7pm in the North Smithfield High School library to learn about CIA (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.) Our Curriculum Director and Principals will be sharing information and about the common core standards, curriculum, instructional strategies, PARCC assessment and much more.

Who: Middle School and High School Parents
What: CIA (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment) Night
Where: High School Library
When: March 9, 2016 @ 6pm 

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