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Rockwell named ‘Commended’ school

Rockwell named ‘Commended’ school

Rockwell School has maintained impressive consistency in NECAP scoring, far outpacing most elementary schools in Rhode Island in both reading and math over the past several years. The consistently high scores have helped Rockwell earn “Commended” status from the state Department of Education. Rockwell is one of just eight elementary schools in the state to


Mt. Hope named ‘Commended’ school

Mt. Hope High School has been making steady progress in recent years moving its way up the school ranks, and the school’s efforts have been rewarded with the state’s highest designation. The Bristol-Warren high school has achieved the “Commended” designation, placing it in the top 11 percent of schools in the state. “We’ve been working

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RIDE tags two East Providence elementary schools as low performing

PROVIDENCE — The academic and tutorial performances at Agnes B. Hennessey and Orlo Avenue Elementary Schools in East Providence are a concern for state education officials. Monday, June 9, the Rhode Island Department of Education released its latest performance accountability list of schools throughout the state and the two city elementary schools, as has been


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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Resident Kathy Crain said Barrington teachers had been relying too heavily on worksheets associated with the Common Core, and that the standards may have appeared one way in theory, but were being delivered in quite a different fashion.

Barrington crowds turn out for Common Core forums

Two meetings focused on the same subject — Common Core State Standards — yielded far different results on Tuesday night. At 7 p.m., the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) hosted a forum on the background and benefits of the Common Core in the Barrington High School auditorium, while a parents group met in the

Barrington resident Tad Segal will be one of the presenters at the second Common Core forum tonight in Barrington.

Common Core opposition holding its own forum tonight

A group of people, including a member of the Barrington School Committee and a state representative, will hold its own presentation on the Common Core State Standards just a few feet away from the Rhode Island Department of Education forum on the same subject. The presentation, set for 8:30 p.m. in the Barrington High School

Education officials will be in Barrington tonight to discuss the Common Core State Standards and answer questions from the public. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Barrington will host forum on Common Core tonight

The Barrington Education Foundation and Barrington Public Schools are sponsoring an information session on the new Common Core State Standards tonight, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held in the Barrington High School auditorium. The Common Core State Standards, which were adopted by Rhode Island in 2010, have been discussed and debated

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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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