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To help everyone understand the truth about our use of assessments, to tackle misinformation head-on, and to provide students with confidence that they can earn a diploma, over the next few weeks, I’ll post here on the Commissioner’s Corner some of these frequently asked questions and our responses:

Is it true that  Rhode Island students can fail to graduate on the basis of a single, standardized test?


One of the issues teachers often discuss with me when I visit schools across the state is the importance of family involvement. As educators, we all know that we can do our work best when we have the support of parents and other family members.  To build a culture of family support, here are 10 actions teachers and other educators can take starting today: