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Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP) Test Coordinator Information

RIDE has consolidated the test coordination information for all of the assessments in RISAP onto this page, including state policy information. 

For assessment information about general topics (e.g., schedules, training, manuals, released items, results), please view the general information section on this page.

Use the navigation menu to find general information about each assessment in the statewide assessment system.

Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar Presentations and Recordings

Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar Presentations and Recordings


May Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar. Topics discussed include: 2020 Assessment Schedule, updating school contact information, student score report availability.

*NOTE: SAT Option 1 date was updated to March 25, 2020.

June Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

July Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar: This webinar was cancelled.

August Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

September Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

October Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

November Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, November 20, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, November 20
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The recording will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

December Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, December 18, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, December 18
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The recording will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

January Monthly Test Coordinator Webinar:

  • When: Wednesday, January 22, 10:00am
  • Registration Link: Wednesday, January 22
  • Suggested Audience: district and school test coordinators and district data managers responsible for coordinating the administration of the Rhode Island State Assessments in their districts and schools.
  • Presentation: The recording will be posted after the webinar.
  • Webinar Recording: The recording will be posted after the webinar.

Test Coordinator Memos

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook

 

RISAP Test Coordinator Handbook for 2019-20 (pdf) contains the state policies that apply to all of the state assessments. Specifically, the handbook provides information on participation in student assessments, medical exemption criteria, general information on each assessment, who can be a test administrator, among other important state policies. 

NOTE: This document does not contain information on how to administer a specific test. Please click on the name of the assessment for test administration manuals and other materials.

General Information for All Assessments

Please select from the following list for information about the following topics for all statewide assessments:

More information about the design specifications or history of each assessment can be found by clicking the name of the assessment in the navigation menu.

Student Growth Percentile Resources

Help Desk Information for State Assessments

ACCESS for ELLs

Support information and state contacts can be found on Rhode Island's member page for the WIDA Consortium.

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

DLM Service Center: Contact the DLM Service Center with questions including Moodle training issues, Educator Portal, and Student Portal:

District Special Education Director or Testing Coordinator: Contact the district special education director or testing coordinator with questions about test administrator training, correct grade level of a student, student eligibility for alternate assessments, and student rosters and teacher accounts in Educator Portal.

RIDE: Contact the RI Department of Education with questions about student data in the Enrollment Census or Special Education Census, accommodations decisions, medical exemptions, test irregularities, or other state testing policies.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

For information about participating in NAEP, please visit the NAEP website.

Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA)

Please contact the help desk for questions regarding any AIR online systems including: the portal, the secure browser, TA Certification Course, the Practice Test, TIDE, the TA Interface, or the Student Interface. You may also call with questions about technology requirements and ordering any of the paper tests.

Please provide the help desk with a detailed description of your problem, as well as the following: 

  • If the issue pertains to a student, provide the SASID and associated district or school for that student. Do not provide the student’s name. 
  • If the issue pertains to a TIDE user, provide the user’s full name and email address.  
  • Any error messages that appeared.

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)

Contact the RICAS Service Center with questions about the RICAS Resource Center website, PearsonAccessNext, passwords, and questions about the SR/PNP:

Use the RICAS Resource Center to access PearsonAccessNext in order to submit the SR/PNP. Training modules, manuals, practice tests, and other materials to support test administration can be found here also.

RI PSAT10

For information on administering the RI PSAT10 through the online platform, please visit the PSAT10 digital testing website.

RI SAT School Day

The SAT is only administered in paper format. Please contact Heather Heineke at heather.heineke@ride.ri.gov if you have any RI SAT School Day administration questions.

RISAP Participation Requirements for State Assessments

Rhode Island State Assessment Program Participation Policy

Below is the Rhode Island State Assessment System participation policy for the 2019-20 school year which describes who is expected to participate in state assessments. This policy includes LEA responsibilities to ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in the required assessments for their current grade level*. These policies are also included in the Test Coordinator Handbook, beginning on page 8.

  • Required assessments by grade level: (PDF) This chart outlines the required tests for each grade level. 
  • Public School Students: It is expected that any student attending public school or charter school in Rhode Island will participate in the required tests for their current grade level* either with or without accommodations. 
  • Students Attending Outplacement Schools: It is expected that students attending an outplacement school, whose tuition is paid for by a Rhode Island LEA, will participate in the required tests for their current grade level*, regardless of where the outplacement school is located. If a student attends an outplacement school in a state other than Rhode Island, it is the responsibility of the Rhode Island LEA to ensure that the outplacement school has a plan for administering the required assessments for that student's current grade level*. 
  • English Learners: In addition to participating in the required academic assessments (English language arts, mathematics, science) for their current grade level*, students who are English learners and who are currently receiving, or are eligible for, services are expected to participate in either ACCESS for ELs or Alternate ACCESS for ELs. 
    • NOTE: English learners who enrolled in school in the U.S. on or after April 1, 2019 (who have been attending school for less than one year) are exempt from taking English language arts tests for one year but are still expected to participate in mathematics and science tests, as appropriate, for their current grade level*.
  • Alternate Assessment: Students who qualify for the alternate assessment will participate in the Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessments for their current grade level in English language arts, mathematics, and science, as appropriate, for their current grade level*. If the student is also an English learner, they will also take Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.  
    • NOTE: There is no alternate assessment at the 10th grade; students who qualify for the alternate assessments will not participate in PSAT10. Students in the tenth grade who are also English learners will take Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.
  • Homeschooled Students: Homeschooled students may participate in any of the state assessments for their current grade level* if the parents and school district have included participation in the state assessments in the student's homeschool plan. Families should contact their local school district office to arrange participation.
  • *Notes on Current Grade Level:
    • Current grade level is defined as the grade level that is recorded in the Enrollment Census by the LEA. RIDE will register the student for all required tests at the grade level recorded in the Enrollment Census. Testing the student at any grade level other than what is recorded in the Enrollment Census may result in test scores being invalidated.
    • If a student skips a grade level, the student does not make up tests for skipped grades.
    • If a student is retained, the student takes the tests for their current grade level again, even if the student took the test the previous year.

RISAP Individual Student Score Report Information

Individual Student Score Reports


Score Report Distribution Policy:

  • One copy must be retained in the student's school records.
  • One copy must be provided to families within two months of the LEAs receiving the paper copies.
    NOTE: RIDE-produced student score reports for PSAT10 and SAT should be given to families even though the College Board-provided score reports were made available to students in early May.
  • Outplacement Schools:  LEAs must ensure that outplacement schools receive copies of the score reports within two weeks of receiving access to them (either printed or online).

General Information About Score Reports:

  • All paper copies are shipped to the LEA attention to the district testing coordinator with the exception of the PSAT10 and SAT RIDE-produced ISRs. Those must be downloaded from the Rhode Island Assessment Data Portal and provided to families.
  • Families who have questions about the score reports should contact their district office.

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs


  • Paper ISRs mailed: May 9, 2019
  • LEA online access: May 9, 2019 through the WIDA AMS

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)


PSAT10 and SAT


Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS)


  • Paper ISRs mailed: Week of October 21, 2019
  • LEA online access: Week of October 21, 2019 through PearsonAccessNext

Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA)


  • Paper ISRs mailed: Mid-October
  • LEA online access: TBD

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