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Some parents who are opposed to PARCC say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

‘Handful’ of Portsmouth students refuse PARCC

‘Handful’ of Portsmouth students refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district had no formal provision in place for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments that began this week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy confirmed that a “handful” of pupils refused to take the test. On Monday the district began the first round of PARCC (Partnership for

Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Ana Riley (standing at right) fields questions during the Newport County Regional Special Education Local Advisory Committee meeting at the middle school Monday night.

Portsmouth’s pullout from regional special ed angers parents

PORTSMOUTH — About 90 people, most of them parents of children enrolled in special ed classes, crowded the middle school library Monday night, demanding to know why the Portsmouth school district is withdrawing from the Newport County Regional Special Education Program. Parents said they’re worried about possibly losing services for their children, and expressed frustration with

Rep. Gregg Amore

Assembly backs Amore bill for three-year moratorium on high-stakes testing

PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly Friday evening, June 20, backed a bill sponsored in the House by East Providence Representative Gregg Amore, placing a moratorium on so-called “high-stakes testing.” Bills (2014-S 2059Aaa, 2014-H 8363aa), sponsored by Sen. Adam J. Satchell (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick) and Rep. Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence), state that no standardized assessment


NECAP Results: 73 percent meet mathematics graduation requirement

PROVIDENCE — Assessment results released by the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) Friday, Jan. 31, show that 73 percent of the students who took the NECAP assessments in 2012 have met the graduation requirement in mathematics and are eligible to earn a diploma this spring. Among the high-school seniors who retook the NECAP mathematics assessment


Tiverton High School cracks top ten in science proficiency

TIVERTON — Good news came from Tiverton School Superintendent William Rearick recently about the results of NECAP science testing in May — for the Tiverton School District as a whole and for grades four, eight, and eleven. District-wide, 45.7 percent of the 405 students who took the test were considered proficient in science, an improvement

Portsmouth NECAP science scores down from last year

PORTSMOUTH — The latest round of New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science scores released Monday presented a case of good news/bad news for the Portsmouth school district. First the good: From 2008 (when the tests were instituted) to 2013, students have increased their overall proficiency on NECAP science testing by 12.6 percent. Now the bad:

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