Office of Data, Analysis & Research (ODAR)

The Office of Data, Analysis & Research processes educational data collections, fulfills data requests, and prepares state and federal reports.

Role of Data Analysis process to affect students

ODAR Initiatives

RIDEmap is a portal designed to facilitate easy access to all education applications for educators in the State of Rhode Island.

RIDEmap logo and link to application

Go to RIDEmap.

The Rhode Island Department of Education annually collects a wide range of information from schools and districts. The Department uses a web-based system, eRIDE. Authorized district and school staff are now able to login to eRIDE and submit state and federally mandated data and reports throughout the year.

RIDE uses eRIDE to manage the State Assigned Student IDs (SASID), the state Data Dictionary, publish School and District Report Cards, Statistical Reports, Frequently Requested Education Data (FRED) and other public education data.


NECAP Reporting by Year, State, District & School

NECAP
  • The NECAP Student Report provides schools and parents/guardians with information about individual student performance.
  • The NECAP School Results Report and the NECAP District Results Report provide results for schools and districts based on the testing of local students in grades 3 through 8 & 11.

 Find your school and district's scores.


Discipline Data Reporting

  • Includes in-school suspensions, out-of-school-suspensions, and alternate program placements.
  • This critical data is used for determining compliance with federal special education law by identifying districts with discrepancies in the rates of short and long-term suspensions for students with disabilities, and for decisions regarding a district’s use of funds.
  • Based upon this data, districts may be required to review and revise policies, procedures, and practices, reserve 15% of IDEA funds for coordinated early intervening services, and report on the revision of policies, procedures, and practices.

Learn more about General Guidance for Reporting Discipline Data [PDF, 147KB] and how data is used.

Find out more about RIDE Discipline Data Collection Specifications [PDF, 206KB].


Rhode Island’s Education Survey Suite

Survey Works! LogoThe surveys gather input from students, parents, and teachers and other staff on elements of Rhode Island's Basic Education Program (BEP)

Topics include:

  • Teaching and Student Achievement
  • Families and Communities
  • Safe and Supportive Schools
  • Funding and Resources

A Highlighter Marker Highlights from SurveyWorks

  • 95% of parents think that their child's school is a safe place.
  • 83% of parents that think their child's school has high expectations of them.
  • 45% of parents never volunteer at their child's school, but think that many other parents do.
  • 92% of parents of Pre-K to 5th grade children read with their child weekly or daily.

Learn more about SurveyWorks.

ODAR Staff


  • Michael Ferry, Director, 401-222-8258
  • Mario Goncalves, Data Collection and Quality Assurance Specialist, 401-222-8968
  • Ken Gu, Senior Data Systems Administrator, 401-222-8957
  • Jessica Murphy, Information Services Technician I, 401-222-5104
  • Lee Rabbitt, Administrator of Data Collection and Quality Assurance, 401-222-8495
  • Deanna Raphael, Data Collection and Quality Assurance Specialist, 401-222-8459
  • Andrea Spargo, Research Specialist, 401-222-8461
  • Jaime Viti, Data Collection and Quality Assurance Specialist, 401-222-8953
  • Peg Votta, Research Specialist, 401-222-8412
  • Van Yidana, Accountability Specialist, 401-222-8488