Tag Archives: NECAP

Rep. Gregg Amore

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

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

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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

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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:

School committee chairman Bob Shea, shown during a candidate forum, said he would not commit to a budget compromise with the committee on appropriations.

Barrington school officials still analyzing NECAP scores

Paula Dillon is digging deep. The school’s director of curriculum and instruction is “desegregating” all the scores from the recent round of the New England Common Assessment Program exams in an effort to better understand why some local students struggled on the tests while others excelled. Ms. Dillon has been analyzing the information since the

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Portsmouth NECAP scores well above state average

PORTSMOUTH — Although Portsmouth students once again scored well above the statewide averages in the latest round of New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) testing, school officials say there’s still room for improvement. Results from the fall 2012 NECAP tests, given to students in grades 3 to 8, and 11, indicated that overall, Portsmouth students held

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