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Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — District teacher and parent Kim Maratto discusses assessments during Tuesday's East Providence School Committee meeting.

Is East Providence over-testing its students?

Is East Providence over-testing its students?

EAST PROVIDENCE — Are East Providence schools needlessly over-testing students? That was the question at the heart of a lengthy debate held during the latter stages of the School Committee’s monthly meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 13, in the City Hall Chamber. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Julie Motta made a presentation  to the Committee and a

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Two Barrington schools see drop in NECAP science scores

The Barrington School District showed a decrease in proficiency among students taking the New England Common Assessment Program science test. The Rhode Island Department of Education released its NECAP science scores Monday, with Barrington showing a proficiency rate of 65.6-percent. That’s a decrease of 6.7-percent since the tests were instituted in 2008. The NECAP tests