Field Memos


4-18-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs can opt for cyclical evaluation model
  2. LEAs receive 2014 NECAP retest results
  3. RIDE schedules webinars on ESEA Flexibility Request
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
3-7-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks recommendations for Rhode Island Distinguished Educator Pool  – Action Item
  2. RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
  3. RIDE, Office of Digital Excellence announce adult-education agreement on digital-literacy training for adult learners
2-21-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs reminded to notify RIDE of adjustments to school calendar
  2. RIDE develops, posts videos on Common Core State Standards
  3. NECAP retest to begin Tuesday (February 25)
2-7-14 Field Memo
  1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
  2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
  3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
11-8-13 Field Memo
  1. NAEP Results: Rhode Island surpasses national average in mathematics, reading 
  2. Rhode Island LEAs invited to participate in international high-school assessment modeled on PISA
  3. Mathematics teacher receives 2013 Milken Educator Award
11-1-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, district representatives present information on UCOA at national conference
  2. Rhode Island gaining recognition for use of technology in schools 
  3. Reminder: Presidential Scholar nominations due November 12 – Action Item
10-11-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE develops “myths and facts” document about assessments and the Diploma System
  2. RIDE posts educators’ Final Effectiveness Ratings at the LEA level; individual ratings remain confidential 
  3. National Principals Month celebrated in October
9-27-13 Field Memo
  1. Stony Lane Elementary School and the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award Schools
  2. Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy meets the Summer Reading Challenge and joins Commissioner Gist on skydive to celebrate literacy education
  3. Save the Date: CCSS Networking Conference - October 26