Field Memos


3-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
  2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
  3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
2-27-15 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island outlines progress toward transforming education in final Race to the Top report 
  2. Rhode Island ranked first in country on teacher-preparation program policies 
  3. PARCC assessments: We expect all students to participate
10-10-14 Field Memo
  1. School, district leaders commended for response to threats made against schoolchildren  
  2. AP participation, results improve; SAT scores rise in reading, mathematics
  3. 2014 NECAP Science results remain under review
9-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Salute to Rhode Island Educators scheduled for tomorrow evening (September 27)
  2. Employment First policy approved 
  3. Rhode Island DataHUB posts data story on adult education 
8-29-14 Field Memo
  1. Council on Elementary and Secondary Education asked to begin use of assessments as diploma requirement with Class of 2020
  2. RISSA, RIDE announce The Assessment Project 
  3. RIDE to share LEA Race to the Top success stories 

8-15-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, The Learning Accelerator partnership draws national attention to blended learning in Rhode Island
  2. RIDE receives grant to expand participation in AP Exams
  3. U.S. Department of Education issues information on school enrollment and immigrant children
7-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders to continue working to prepare all students for success
  2. Rhode Island to phase out NECAP assessments in mathematics, reading
  3. Six Rhode Island high-school students win silver medals in national career-technical education competition
6-20-14 Field Memo
  1. 2,073 high-school seniors improved significantly in mathematics, earned diplomas
  2. Fiscal Year 2015 budget maintains support for education
  3. General Assembly considering bills on teacher evaluations, graduation requirements
5-2-14 Field Memo
  1. Westerly High student honored for “remarkable gains in reading”
  2. Coventry student is Rhode Island finalist in Google 4 Doodle competition
4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month