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:
- - Select State Report Card from the menu for a detailed look at Rhode Island public schools
- - Select from the left-hand Rhode Island State Charts column to locate a specific chart
If you are searching for a school or district, you will see a list of the available reports. Click on a link to view the report.
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.
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.
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.
Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) is the open de facto standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. PDF files can also be opened reliably across a broad range of hardware and software. Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colors, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it.