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1 Defining the Literacy Challenge in Rhode Island An Opportunity for Problem- Solving Presented by: Jacqueline Bourassa, Education Specialist, RIDE Elizabeth Hyman, Assessment Specialist, RIDE

2 Profile of RI Public Schools : Students 158,046 Teachers 11,895

3 Local public schools State-Operated Public charter schools -local districts Public charter schools -nonprofit Area Career & Technical Schools Collaboratives Schools in Rhode Island

4 Characteristics of RI School Students

5 What data do we review? National Assessment of Educational Progress

6 Grade 4 Average Scale Scores across %iles R.I. (2003) by All Students NAEP Reading Subscales

7 Grade 4 Average Scale Scores across %iles: R. I. (2003) by Students with Disabilities: NAEP Reading Subscales

8 Grade 8 Average Scale Scores across %iles: R. I (2003) by Students with Disabilities: NAEP Reading Subscales

9 Grade 4 Average Scale Scores across %iles: Rhode Island (2003) by LEP Eligibility: NAEP Reading Subscales

10 Grade 8 Average Scale Scores across %iles R.I. (2003) by LEP Eligibility NAEP Reading Subscales

11 What did we learn about RI student performance on a national measure? Students are exposed to Literary and Informational texts There is comparable performance on each type of text Disaggregated groups reveal gaps within the subgroups

12 Taking a closer look… 2002 results of New Standards Reference Examination in English Language Arts

13 New Standards Reference Examination Spring 2002 – All Students

14 New Standards Reference Examination Spring 2002 Students with Disabilities

15 NSRE ELA - Spring 2002 Regular Education and Students with Disabilities

16 What conclusions are drawn from this data?

17 Is there enough data to support these conclusions?

18 What other sources could be used?

19 Where to look…. Disaggregated state assessment results Local assessment results District and school report cards InfoWorks SALT Visit Reports SALT Survey Data IN$ITE Data and School Budgets NEASC Reports Local Needs Assessments

20 Problem or Solution? Improved student achievement leads to larger numbers of students graduating from high school.

21 New Standards Reference Examination Spring 2002 – All Students

22 The Problem Solving Process Heartland AEA, Johnston, Iowa Define the problem Develop a plan Implement the plan Evaluate the plan


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