Mathematics education in Rhode Island is currently centered on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics.
These standards were developed by a state-lead initiative that actively involved experts in the field of mathematics as well as state-level educational agencies, teachers, and parents. The CCSS provide clear, consistent expectations about the knowledge, skills, and practices students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educators should use a local curriculum aligned to the standards to plan instruction and assessment. Rhode Island students will take the PARCC Assessment to gauge their achievement with respect to the CCSS.
Mathematics Science Partnerships Grant Applications
The Office of Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the Mathematics Science Partnership grant, Enhancing Mathematics Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Skills of Pre K – 2 Educators
. The terms of the grant require the establishment of a partnership between an LEA(s) and an Institute for Higher Education (IHE) with the intent of designing a professional development experience for mathematics educators in Pre K-2. The application period begins on October 9, 2015 and ends at 4:00 pm on November 13, 2015.