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Rhode Island State Assessment Results 2018-2019
Rhode Island State Assessment Results 2018-2019
Barrington Public Schools
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Last year, Rhode Island (RI) transitioned from the State mandated PARCC assessment to the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment (RICAS) in the Spring of 2018 for Math and Literacy (Reading and Writing). The RICAS is aligned with the Massachusetts Common Assessment (MCAS). RI made the switch because very few states continue to take the PARCC and Massachusetts (MASS) is a global leader in education. 

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 the Rhode Island Department of Education released the 2019 RICAS assessment results.   Barrington Public Schools demonstrated overall achievement at the top of RI and performed well beyond the state average and exceeded the state average in MASS.  Importantly, Barrington, as a district, realized growth from 2018 to 2019 assessment.

 Massachusetts Scores Compared to Rhode Island

 

Grade

RI English Language Arts (ELA) Proficiency

RI Math Proficiency

MASS ELA Proficiency

MA Math Proficiency

Barrington ELA

Barrington Math

3

47.9%

36.1%

56%

49%

73%

65%

4

37.2%

32.6%

52%

50%

62%

49%

5

39.1%

32.6%

52%

48%

60%

58%

6

39.1%

27.9%

53%

52%

81%

73%

7

31.5%

27.6%

48%

48%

80%

75%

8

36.3%

24.5%

52%

46%

80%

61%

3-8

38.5%

29.8%

52%

49%

73%

65%

 

 

The District is proud of the work of our educators and students in achieving strong growth and achievement on our RICAS assessment. While we are measuring the same learning standards, RICAS has a rigorous performance standard. The District will now begin the process of thoroughly analyzing our assessment results to create action plans for continuous improvement. It is important to note, however, this initial analysis will not include trend data, as we only have two years of RICAS data to review. Rhode Island, and Barrington specifically, can learn from the lessons of Massachusetts over the past 20 years. Using the same assessment tool allows us to more closely chart progress as we make additional investments and improvements to teaching and learning in our state.

 

Parents will receive a copy of their child’s report in the mail. The RICAS reports will be mailed out on Monday, October 28th.  In addition, scores will be uploaded into ASPEN under the assessment tab for review and comparison with previous state and local assessment scores.

 

It is important to remember that high school students are not administered the RICAS assessment. The high school state assessment score is measured by the School Day SAT.  On October 3, 2019 the Rhode Island Department of Education released the 2018-2019 administration of the Statewide SAT and PSAT scores.   Please see the chart below outlining our students’ performance on the School Day SAT results for all juniors who took the SAT in the spring;

 

2019 SAT Results - 99% of the Seniors at BHS Participated

 

BHS

RI

National

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

610

503

531

Math

623

492

528

 

 SAT School Day Results for the Class of 2020 - 99% of the Juniors at BHS Participated

 

BHS

RI

National

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

593

483

NA

Math

602

474

NA

  

In addition last July 2019, Barrington received the results for the  2018-2019 school year Advanced Placement Test Scores. Please see the AP Assessment Results below:

354 Students took at least one Advanced Placement Assessment

825 Total Enrollment across AP Courses

793 Assessments taken

732 (88%) of the scores were a 3 or higher

A smaller percentage of BHS students also take the ACT. Scores of 18 on English Composition, 22 on College Algebra, and 22 on Social Science Reading, and 23 on Science are college success benchmarks.

 

Grad Year

BHS

Count

State Count

BPS ELA

RI

ELA

BPS

Math

RI

Math

BPS Reading

RI Reading

BPS Science

RI Science

BPS Composite

RI Composite

2015

139

2015

25.5

23

25.6

22.6

25.7

23.8

24.4

22.5

25.4

23.1

2016

113

2076

25.5

23.1

26

22.9

27.2

24

25.3

22.8

26.2

23.3

2017

120

2121

26.9

24

27

23.3

27.8

24.7

26.1

23.4

27.1

24

2018

142

1554

26.2

24.4

26.3

23.6

27.3

25

26

23.5

26.5

24.2

2019

86

1324

27.2

25

27

23.9

28

25.5

26.4

24

27.3

24.7

  

Please see the full reports by following these links.

 

District Report

 

2019 All Student SAT

 

Class of 2020 School Day SAT

 

2018-2019 Advanced Placement Scores

 

Beyond test scores, Barrington Public Schools will continue to create opportunities for our students to grow in their demonstration and application of real-world learning through deep learning, project-based learning, and service learning. We will continue to support our students’ social-emotional well-being as well as encouraging our students’ development as ethical, global citizens. As always, we remain focused on empowering all of our students to excel.