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Instruction & Assessment

Students and a teacher studying.

World-Class Standards

We must ensure that all students have access to a rigorous curriculum aligned with standards so that all students receive a world-class education. Using our assessment system, we hold students, teachers, and school leaders accountable for improving student performance.



Rhode Island's teacher-to-student ratio.

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2017-18 Division of Teaching and Learning Honors Colloquium on Curriculum

On Monday, October 23, 2017, RIDE held the first session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium featuring Dr. David Steiner, Director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy as the guest speaker.

Dr. Steiner spoke on "What is the compelling research; Focus and Coherence; Equity; Promising Practices and Debunking Myths?"

Watch the video of Dr. Steiner's presentation.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, RIDE held the second session of the RIDE Honors Colloquium featuring Eric Hirsch and Lauren Weisskirk of EdReports during which they shared research on the importance of adopting high-quality instructional materials in districts and schools.  Ed Reports is a nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials

Report posted, comprehensive study of a unified approach to statewide education

In 2016, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed H8308, An Act Relating to Education – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act, introduced by Representative Gregg Amore. This act, codified as R.I. Gen Laws § 16-97-9, required a comprehensive study of a unified approach to statewide education.

The Rhode Island Department of Education has responded to the legislation with the Unified Approach to Statewide Education Report.

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