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NEW: More than 2/3 of RI Students Failed to Meet Expectations on PARCC Test

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

 

Photo: Providence Public School Department

Results from the spring 2015 PARCC assessments released Tuesday show that only 36% of students across grades 3 through 10 met or exceeded expectations in English Language Arts/Literacy — and 25% of students met or exceeded expectations in math.  

Approximately 75,000 Rhode Island students participated in the assessments, with 80 percent completing the assessment on a computer.

See the Results HERE

“These latest results track closely with previous data from other assessments such as the SAT and with college readiness rates, and these results show, once again, that we have work to do,” said Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner. “We must prepare our students for their futures with challenging coursework and great teaching tailored to their strengths and interests. If we stay focused and work together, we will be successful.”

About the Test

The 2015 results of the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment was intended to give the state a first look as to whether Rhode Island students are meeting the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

RIDE said in a statement on Tuesday, “As with previous statewide assessments, achievement or opportunity gaps persist between the results of the state as a whole and various student groups.”

Opportunity gaps persist between results in the core urban communities (Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket) and all other districts. 

In the core urban communities, 18 percent of students met expectations in English and 11 percent met expectations in mathematics; in all other communities, 43 percent of students met expectations in English and 31 percent met expectations in mathematics – leading to gaps of 25 percentage points and 20 percentage points, respectively.

In English, 6 percent of students with disabilities and 7 percent of English learners met the expectations for their grade level. In mathematics, 4 percent of students with disabilities, 6 percent of English learners, 10 percent of Native American students, 10.5 percent of black students, 11 percent of Hispanic students, and 12 percent of economically disadvantaged students met the expectations for their grade levels.
 

 

Related Slideshow: The RI High Schools with the Most Absentee Students

Below are the rates of chronic absenteeism for public high schools across the state. Figures are taken from the InfoWorks database maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Education. As the state defines it, a student has become chronically absent when he or she has missed 10 percent of the school year. With a 180-day mandated school year, that comes out to at least 18 or more days of missed school. Data is for the most recent academic year, 2013 to 2014.

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#59 Ponaganset High School

Location: Foster and Glocester

Total # Students: 684

% Chronically Absent: 4%

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#58 Beacon Charter High School for the Arts

Location: Woonsocket

Total # of Students: 227

% Chronically Absent: 6%

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#57 Barrington High School

Location: Barrington

Total # of Students: 1,027

% Chronically Absent: 7%

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#56 North Smithfield High School

Location: North Smithfield

Total # of Students: 519

% Chronically Absent: 7 %

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#55 Portsmouth High School

Location: Portsmouth

Total # of Students: 960

% Chronically Absent: 8%

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#54 East Greenwich High School

Location: East Greenwich

Total # of Students: 729

% Chronically Absent: 9%

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#53 Exeter-West Greenwich High School

Location: Exeter and West Greenwich

Total # of Students: 540

% Chronically Absent: 9%

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#52 Chariho Regional High School

Location: Charlestown

Total # of Students: 1,201

% Chronically Absent:

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#51 Middletown High School

Location: Middletown

Total # of Students: 685

% Chronically Absent: 10%

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#50 North Kingstown Senior High School

Location: North Kingstown

Total # of Students: 1,387

% Chronically Absent:11%

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#49 Smithfield Senior High School

Location: Smithfield

Total # of Students: 755

% Chronically Absent: 11 %

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#48 Westerly High School 

Location: Smithfield

Total # of Students: 917

% Chronically Absent: 11%

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#47 Block Island School

Location: New Shoreham

Total # of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 12%

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#46 South Kingstown High School

Location: South Kingstown

Total # of Students: 1,073

% Chronically Absent: 12 %

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#45 Tiverton High School

Location: Tiverton

Total # of Students: 1,607

% Chronically Absent: 14%

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#44 Coventry High School

Location: Coventry

Total # of Students: 1,607

% Chronically Absent: 14 %

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#43 Cumberland High School

Location: Cumberland

Total # of Students: 1,337

% Chronically Absent: 14%

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#42 Narragansett High School

Location: Narragansett

Total # of Students: 429

% Chronically Absent: 14%

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#41 The Greene School

Location: Exeter

Total # of Students: 162

% Chronically Absent: 15%

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#40 Highlander Charter Academy

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 16%

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#39 Burrillville High School

Location: Burrillville

Total # of Students: 682

% Chronically Absent: 18%

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#38 Lincoln Senior High School

Location: Lincoln

Total # of Students: 1,005

% Chronically Absent: 18%

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#37 Mt. Hope High School

Location: Bristol

Total # of Students: 990

% Chronically Absent:19%

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#36 East Providence High School

Location: East Providence

Total # of Students: 1,502

% Chronically Absent: 19%

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#35 Paul Cuffee Charter School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 19%

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#34 Times2 Academy

Location: Providence

Total Number of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 19%

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#33 Academy for Career Exploration

Location: Providence

Total Number of Students: 168

% Chronically Absent: 19%

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#32 Scituate High School

Location: Scituate

Total Number of Students: 469

% Chronically Absent: 19%

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#31 J.M. Walsh School

Location: Pawtucket

Total number of students: 192

% Chronically Absent: 20%

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#30 Classical High School

Location: Providence

Total Number of Students: 1,119

% Chronically Absent: 21%

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#29 Toll Gate High School

Location: Wawick

Total # of Students: 958

% Chronically Absent: 21%

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#28 West Warwick Senior High School

Location: West Warwick

Total # of Students: 935

% Chronically Absent: 21%

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#27 Davies Career and Techinical Center

Location: Lincoln

Total # of Students: 849

% Chronically Absent: 22%

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#26 Pilgrim High School

Location: Warwick

Total # of Students: 991

% Chronically Absent: 22%

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#25 Johnston Senior High School

Location: Johnston

Total # of Students: 893

% Chronically Absent: 24%

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#24 North Providence High School

Location: North Providence

Total # of Students: 969

% Chronically Absent: 26%

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#23 Cranston High School East

Location: Cranston

Total # of Students: 1,583

% Chronically Absent: 27%

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#22 Warwick Veterans Memorial High School

Location: Warwick

Total # of Students: 910

% Chronically Absent: 27%

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#21 RI Nurses Institute

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 266

% Chronically Absent: 29%

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#20 Rogers High School

Location: Newport

Total # of Students: 538

% Chronically Absent: 32%

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#19 RI School for the Deaf

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 32%

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#18 Tolman Senior High School

Location: Pawtucket

Total # of Students: 1,034

% Chronically Absent: 33%

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#17 Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 838

% Chronically Absent: 33%

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#16 Cranston High School West

Location: Cranston

Total # of Students:1,526

% Chronically Absent: 33%

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#15 Village Green Virtual Charter School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: NA

% Chronically Absent: 39%

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#14 E-Cubed Academy

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 349

% Chronically Absent: 39%

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#13 Mount Pleasant High School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 898

% Chronically Absent: 39%

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#12 Central Falls High School

Location: Central Falls

Total # of Students: 727

% Chronically Absent: 40%

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#11 Shea Senior High School

Location: Pawtucket

Total # of Students: 858

% Chronically Absent: 42%

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#10 Blackstone Charter Academy

Location: Pawtucket

Total # of Students: 168

% Chronically Absent: 43%

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#9 Providence Career and Technical Academy

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 577

% Chronically Absent: 44%

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#8 Woonsocket High School

Location: Woonsocket

Total # of Students: 1,579

% Chronically Absent: 47%

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#7 Cranston Construction Career Academy

Location: Cranston

Total # of Students:158

% Chronically Absent: 49%

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#6 William B. Cooley Senior High School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 617

% Chronically Absent: 50%

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#5 Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 486

% Chronicallly Absent: 53%

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#4 Central High School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 1,112

% Chronically Absent: 55%

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#3 Hope High School

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 894

% Chronically Absent: 55%

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#2 Sheila Skip Nowell Leadership Academy (II)

Location: Providence

Total # of Students: 81

% Chronically Absent: 87%

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#1 Sheila Skip Nowell Leadership Academy (I)

Location: Central Falls

Total # of Students: 73

% of Chronically Absent: 89%

 
 

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