How to access the report cards
All the Rhode Island school, district, and state report cards are available in PDF (Portable Document Format). In order to view or print these files you need the free Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ software. You can download the software from the Adobe Web site, then you will need to install it on your computer.
How can I search the report cards?
To find a school:
To find a district:
To search the State level report:
If you are searching for a school or district, you will see a list of the 4 available reports. Select a link to view the report card.
Downloading and installing Acrobat Reader
On the Adobe Acrobat Web site, select "Get Acrobat Reader - Free!" You will need to enter the operating system (Windows XP, 2000, 98 or Macintosh), then begin the download. Be sure to send the file to a location where you can easily find it afterward, such as the Desktop. If you are using a modem to connect to the Internet, it may take you extra time to complete the download.
Once the download has completed, double-click on the installer icon and follow the installation instructions.
Configuring your browser to view the reports
Both Netscape (4 and above) and Internet Explorer (4 and above), by default, use a plug-in to automatically open Acrobat Reader within your browser. When you click a PDF file link, Acrobat Reader will open right in your browser's window.
If you would rather configure your computer to open Acrobat Reader as a helper application (rather than as a plug-in), please refer to Configuring Windows Browser for Reader (Windows users) or Configuring Mac OS Browsers for Reader (Macintosh users). When you use this configuration and click a PDF file link, the browser opens Acrobat Reader as a separate application where you view the PDF.
How to print the reports
While viewing the report cards either in your browser window or in Acrobat Reader, go to File-Print, or simply click on the small printer icon in the upper left-hand corner.
If you have trouble printing from your browser, try saving the PDF document first to a place you'll remember, such as your desktop. Then double-click the file to open it in Acrobat Reader, and then go to File-Print.
Why PDF (Portable Document Format)?
While HTML is great for displaying information on the Web, it is not very structured and is not the best choice for producing reports or charts and graphs that require rigid formatting.
|For further information call the Rhode Island Department of Education at 401-222-4600 x2182.
Information Works! is produced in collaboration with the National Center on Public Education.