Field Memos

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)
2-14-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE releases October 2013 NECAP results
  2. RIDE provides Board of Education with monthly update on Diploma System
  3. Model school-safety plan posted on RIDE website
12-06-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to review anti-bullying policies
  2. R.I. schools get ready for Hour of Code
  3. RIDE revises schedule for 2014 NECAP retake testing for seniors
11-27-13 Field Memo
  1. OECD Test for Schools provides participating high schools with international calibration, detailed diagnostic reports
  2. Child Nutrition Programs in schools, communities are expanding across the state
  3. Governor Chafee appoints working group to manage Educator Autonomy Project
11-22-13 Field Memo
  1. How America Compares: OECD Test for Schools planned, PISA Day scheduled
  2. RIDE to hold follow-up discussion on Rick Hess’s Cage-Busting Leadership
  3. RIDE, Business Innovation Factory, Youth in Action launch partnership for student-designed school
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
10-18-13 Field Memo
  1. Educators invited to Common Core conference on October 26
  2. NECAP administration proceeding smoothly statewide
  3. Technology assessment to be administered to 8th-graders; RIDE requests LEA contact names by October 25 – Action Item
8-16-13 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island invests Race to the Top funds to transform education
  2.  Race to the Top Steering Committee meets Monday to celebrate Year 3 of grant
  3. Mike Barnes named 2014 Superintendent of the Year
8-9-13 Field Memo
  1. Students benefiting from summer mathematics programs
  2. LEAs will receive notifications about participation in PARCC field-testing
  3. Differentiated evaluations OK’d for Innovation Districts