Common Core in Rhode Island:
Common Core State Standards

Rhode Island provided guides to teachers for developing Common Core–aligned curriculum in 2011, and the changes were implemented at the beginning of the 2013–14 school year.


Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments


New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Rhode Island has an advanced P-20 database that links information from the Rhode Island Department of Education, the state department of health, the Board of Higher Education, youth and family data, and national census data.


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool



Common Core Legislation


H 7095 would delay Common Core implementation until further studies and evaluations have been done. H 7580 would increase privacy protections, amending the Rhode Island Educational Bill of Rights to provide parents accessibility to student records.

Status
Pending


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Rhode Island

None at this time


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Updated: 5/26/2014