Rickman’s Big View - The Need for an Education Summit

Monday, December 31, 2018

 

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Ray Rickman

Ray Rickman's weekly video opinion broadcast on GoLocal LIVE -- Rickman's Big View. 

Rickman has been one of Rhode Island's leaders in government, human rights, and issues of equality for more than 30 years. 

This week, Rickman calls on RI to convene an education summit.

Each week, Rickman offers his insights and opinion on the issues that matter most to Rhode Island, the country, and the world.

He is the co-founder of the non-profit Stages of Freedom and heads the public affairs firm — The Rickman Group. He is a former State Representative and Deputy Secretary of State for Rhode Island.

 

Related Slideshow: 2017-2018 RICAS ELA Rankings for “Meeting or Exceeding Expectations”

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released performance results on November 29, 2018 for students in grades 3 through 8 on the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, or RICAS. The 2017-2018 school year was the first year of implementation for the RICAS, which is the Rhode Island administration of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), the assessment tool of the nation’s highest-performing state for public education.

Data was suppressed to "ensure confidentiality" for Urban Collaborative and the RI School for the Deaf because greater than 95% of students did not meet expectations; data was suppressed to "ensure confidentiality" for DCYF because the minimum reporting size of ten was not met. 

Below are the rankings of school districts -- and charter schools -- with the data provided by RIDE.

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#49

Central Falls

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

9.66%

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#48

Woonsocket

Students meeting or exceeding expectations:

12.52%

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#47

Providence

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

13.71%

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#46

Highlander Charter School

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

15.06%

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#45

Trinity Academy for Performing Arts

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

15.38%

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#44

Paul Cuffee Charter School

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

15.7%

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#43

Beacon Charter School 

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

19.23%

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#42

Pawtucket

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

20.48%

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#41

Newport

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

22.6%

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#40

Southside Charter School

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

22.73%

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#39

Burrillville

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

24.92%

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#38

West Warwick

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

25.64%

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#37

Segue Institute for Learning

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

27.23%

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#36

Johnston

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

27.55%

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#35

North Providence

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

29.05%

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#34

East Providence

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

31.58%

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#33

International Charter School

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

32.1%

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#32

Middletown

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

34.43%

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#31

Cranston

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

35.45%

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#30

Foster

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

35.57%

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#29

Warwick 

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

36.9%

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#28

Tiverton

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

38.34%

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#27

Scituate

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

38.55%

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#26

Learning Community

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

39.08%

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#25

Lincoln

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

39.94%

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#24

Westerly

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

40.41%

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#23

Exeter-West Greenwich

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

42.49%

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#22

Foster-Glocester

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

43%

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#21

Coventry

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

45.51%

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#20

South Kingstown

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

46.44%

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#19

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

45.6%

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#18

The Hope Academy

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

47.22%

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#17

Portsmouth

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

50.24%

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#16

Bristol-Warren

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

51.29%

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#15

Smithfield

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

51.99%

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#14

Little Compton

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

52.8%

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#13

Narragansett

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

54.22%

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#12

North Kingstown

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

54.31%

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#11

The Compass School

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

55.08%

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#10

Cumberland

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

55.93%

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#9

East Greenwich

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

56.21%

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#8

Achievement First Rhode Island

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

56.5%

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#7

Chariho

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

56.85%

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#6

Jamestown

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

58.97%

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#5

Glocester

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

59.86%

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#4

North Smithfield

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

59.98%

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#3

Barrington

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

69.46%

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#2

New Shoreham

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

70%

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#1

Kingston Hill Academy

Students meeting or exceeding expectations: 

71.13%

 
 

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