From The Blog
by adminToday we issued a statewide analysis of the October 2013 NECAP testing year data released earlier today by the Rhode Island Department of Education. At the statewide level, scores in the elementary and middle school grades remained relatively flat with 57% of third-graders and eighth-graders proficient in math. Middle school reading scores improved over the past five years, but reading scores in early grades dipped slightly - 69% of third-graders scored proficient, down from 72% in 2009.Other key findings include:
Great schools change everything.
And every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Rhode Islanders across the state, RI-CAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
As the executive director of Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, a network of high-performing charter schools in northern Rhode Island, I see every day how the hard work of dedicated teachers makes this work not only possible, but palpable. Because we believe that every single "scholar" at BVP, 100 percent of them, have the potential to be great, and we believe that it is our job to ensure scholar success, success is happening. Read more...Jeremy ChiapettaFeb 12 2013