U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Table of contents
•Title page
•Introduction
•Acknowledgments
•National Summary
State Profiles
•Sources
•Appendix A
•Appendix B
•Appendix C
•Full report in PDF format (1,601K)

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I

Rhode Island
http://www.ridoe.net


School and Teacher Demographics

Per Pupil Expenditures
(CCD, 1998-1999)
$8,294

Number of districts
(CCD, 1999-2000)
36

Number of public schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
213 55 45 2 318

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
2

Number of FTE teachers
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
5,079 2,680 3,217 55 11,041

Public school enrollment
  1993-94 1999-2000
K-8
(CCD)
103,603 109,191
9-12
(CCD)
38,470 42,751
Total
(CCD)
145,676 156,454
Pre-K
(by state definition)
465 1,047

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 1998-99)

State 42%, Local 53%, Federal 6%

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Student Demographics

Race/ethnicity
(CCD, K-12)
  1993-94 1999-2000
American Indian/Alaskan Natives 559 828
  * 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,514 5,055
  3% 3%
Black 9,943 12,043
  7% 8%
Hispanic 12,536 20,482
  9% 13%
White 118,124 118,046
  81% 75%
Other n/a n/a
 

Students with disabilities
(OSEP)
1993-94 1999-2000
19,672 25,856
13% 16%

Students with Limited English Proficiency
(ED/NCBE, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
8,079 10,245
5% 7%

Migratory students
(OME, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
247 n/a
*

All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program*
(CCD, 1999-2000)

For 0 to 34%, 198 schools; 35% to 49%, 27 schools; 50% to 74%, 32 schools; 75% to 100%, 59 schools

*2 schools did not report.

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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from States, January 2002 for 2001-2002 school year)

Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment
Ninety percent of students proficient by 2003

Expected School Improvement on Assessment
Three percent growth of students at or above standard, and 3% decrease in lowest levels of performance

Indicators for School Accountability
Test scores, teacher survey on practices

Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
Same as statewide goal


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Title I

Title I
(ED Consolidated Report, 1999-2000)
  School Wide Programs Targeted Assistance Totals
Number of Schools 55 81 136
  40% 60% 100%
Schools Meeting AYP Goal 23 81 104
  42% 100% 76%
School in Need of Improvement 32 0 32
  58% 24%

Title I allocation
(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected & Delinquent, ED, 1999-00)
$26,425,285

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NAEP State Results
  Grade 4 Grade 8
Reading, 1998:  
Proficient level and above 32% 30%
Basic level and above 65% 74%
Math, 2000:  
Proficient level and above 23% 24%
Basic level and above 67% 65%

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Assessment Information
Assessment Reported New Standards Reference Exam, used since 1995
State Definition of "Proficient" Achieve Standard: Students demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and processes effectively and accurately. Students communicate ideas in clear and effectively ways.

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Student Achievement 1999-2000

Percentage of students meeting state proficiency levels

Grade 4

English/Language Arts- All Students
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Basic Understanding 3% 0% 8% 10% | 68% 10%
Analysis 3 0 7 26 | 63 1

Mathematics-All Students in Grade 4
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Skills 2% 0% 15% 23% | 38% 21%
Concepts 2 1 31 39 | 25 1
Problem Solving 2 22 43 13 | 15 5

Grade 8

English/Language Arts- All Students in Grade 8
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Basic Understanding 9% 0% 10% 30% | 49% 1%
Analysis 9 0 25 43 | 22 1

Mathematics-All Students in Grade 8
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Skills 8% 7% 11% 18% | 30% 26%
Concepts 8 33 23 18 | 14 5
Problem Solving 8 21 32 12 | 23 3

 

Grade 10

English/Language Arts-All Students in Grade 10
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Basic Understanding 16% 1% 12% 35% | 34% 2%
Analysis 16 1 21 29 | 33 1

Mathematics-All Students in Grade 10
              Proficient Above Proficiency
  No Score Little Evidence Below Standard Nearly Achieve Standard | Achieve Standard Achieve with Honors
Skills 19% 11% 24% 10% | 24% 13%
Concepts 19 10 32 20 | 13 6
Problem Solving 19 25 32 10 | 10 5


High School Indicators
  1993-94 1998-99
High school dropout rate
(CCD, event)
5% 5%
  1994-95 1998-99
Postsecondary enrollment
(IPEDS, High school grads enrolled in college)
5,795 6,416
78% 79%

Sources


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