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Statewide Assessment Training

On this page, you can find information about all test coordination and test administration training sessions and online resources.

Test Administrator Training

All test administrators for all state assessments are required to be trained for each statewide assessment they will administer. To support test coordinators, RIDE has developed a Test Administrator Core Training that covers topics applicable across all state assessments.

The presentation is editable so that schools can include information about their cell phone policy, process for tracking secure materials, testing calendars, and any other test administration information specific to their school.

Please note that this training is a core training and intended to supplement assessment-specific materials and administration information. It does not take the place of any online training modules required for test administrators prior to administering certain assessments (e.g., DLM, NGSA).

  • The Test Administrator Core Training Presentation for the 2020-21 testing year will be available in February 2021.

Training Materials

Click on the name of the assessment to show a list of training materials (e.g., recordings, presentations, handouts). Documents and training opportunities for the 2020-21 statewide assessments will be updated as they become available. 

  • 2020-21 RISAP Training Calendar (v5 of 5) [PDF]: (1.15.21) This document contains information about all training opportunities for district and school test coordinators and any other district and school administrators and teachers involved in preparing for and administering the Rhode Island State Assessments.  

ACCESS for ELLs

Training Materials and Resources for Alternate ACCESS and ACCESS for ELLs

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs and ACCESS for ELLs are part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP). Use the information on this page to ensure that district and school test coordinators, EL directors, and teachers are properly prepared to administer this important assessment. 2020-21 training materials and resources will be posted as they become available.

Winter 2021 ACCESS for ELLs Training

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

Training Materials and Resources for the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessments

The DLM assessments are part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP). Use the information on this page to ensure that district and school test coordinators, EL directors, special education directors, and teachers are properly prepared to administer this important assessment.

NEW! Test Coordinator Training

District and school test coordinators are responsible for administration of the state assessments, and should attend one General State Policies Overview session and one session per state assessment they will coordinate. Each topic is offered twice - please register for the sessions that best fit your schedule. Meeting information will be emailed to you upon registration. A recording of each session will be posted on the RIDE website once all sessions are completed.

2020-21 training materials and resources will be posted as they become available.

NOTE: Please download either the Test Coordinator or Test Administrator checklist before you access the links below. These checklists will help you navigate the steps needed to prepare efficiently for the DLM assessment administration.

One Percent Rule and Eligibility Determinations

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The Nation's Report Card provides general information on its website for Staff and Administrators about participating in an administration of NAEP.

Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA)

Training Materials and Resources for the Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA)

The NGSA assessments are part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP). Use the information on this page to ensure that district and school test coordinators, EL directors, special education directors, and teachers are properly prepared to administer this important assessment.

NEW! Test Coordinator Training

District and school test coordinators are responsible for administration of the state assessments, and should attend one General State Policies Overview session and one session per state assessment they will coordinate. Each topic is offered twice - please register for the sessions that best fit your schedule. Meeting information will be emailed to you upon registration. A recording of each session will be posted on the RIDE website once all sessions are completed.

See the Test Coordinator Information tab for manuals and other resources needed by test coordinators to successfully plan for the NGSA.

Test Administrator Training

2020-21 training materials and resources will be posted as they become available.

See the Test Administrator Information tab for manuals and other resources needed by test administrators in order to successfully prepare for and administer the NGSA test.

Rhode Island Common Assessment System (RICAS)

Training Materials and Resources for the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) Assessments

The RICAS assessments are part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP). Use the information on this page to ensure that district and school test coordinators, EL directors, and teachers are properly prepared to administer this important assessment. 2020-21 training materials and resources will be posted as they become available.

NEW! Test Coordinator Training

District and school test coordinators are responsible for administration of the state assessments, and should attend one General State Policies Overview session and one session per state assessment they will coordinate. Each topic is offered twice - please register for the sessions that best fit your schedule. Meeting information will be emailed to you upon registration. A recording of each session will be posted on the RIDE website once all sessions are completed.

Online Training Modules

The presentation slides for the modules on the RICAS Pearson Support Site are posted below.

RI PSAT10 and SAT School Day

Training Materials and Resources for the RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10

The RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10 assessments are part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program (RISAP). Use the information on this page to ensure that district and school test coordinators, EL directors, special education directors, and teachers are properly prepared to administer these important assessments. 2020-21 training materials and resources will be posted as they become available.

Implementation Overview:

Accommodations and Supports Webinar: Review information about  the types of accommodations and the process to enter them into SSD Online as well as accommodations and accessibility features available for the digital PSAT10.

Preparing for SAT and PSAT 10 Digital Administration: Detailed overview of the digital administration procedures.

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Webinar
  • Registration Link: TBA
  • Recording Link: Will be posted after webinar.
  • Presentation: Will be posted after webinar.

Online PSAT 10 and SAT Test Coordinator and Proctor Training:

Hall and Room Monitor Training: Training presentation available for coordinators to provide to hall and room monitors.

  • When: TBD; use the presentation below to train hall and room monitors.
  • Where: On-demand training module
  • Suggested Audience: Any school staff filling the roles of hall and room monitors.
  • Presentation: 2021 version available in February.

Open Office Hours: Call in to ask any last-minute questions to the College Board team.

  • Where: TBD
  • Where: Webinar
  • Suggested Audience: School and District Test Coordinators
  • Registration Link: 
  • Recording Link: Will be posted after the webinar.
  • Presentation: Will be posted after the webinar.

Training Calendar