RI was awarded a $75 million Race To The Top Grant. These funds will used to design and implement five ‘systems of support’ transforming how the Department of Education serves individual school districts.
Facilitated and coordinated by RIDE, the Collaborative Learning for Outcomes (CLO) process consists of regular meetings of small cohorts of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) during which the LEA Race to the Top Leadership Teams will engage in data-driven, problem-solving conversations with their peers.
Hard copies of the Common Core State Standards have been delivered to all schools. Please note that the hard copy does not include the appendix (which is very helpful.) You can access the Common Core Standards online (with the appendix) @ http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
PARCC is a 24-state consortium working together to develop K-12 assessments in English and math aligned to the Common Core Standards. PARCC will be operational for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for more information.
The PARCC assessment design has been changed and will not be through-year testing as origionally planned. The new plan will require RI districts to assess students in March and May rather than each quarter.