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This box describes the school’s performance classification, which is determined by the following:
There are 7 possible classifications for elementary and middle schools:
There are 3 possible classifications for high schools:
For details on how the classifications are determined, see How Rhode Island Classifies Schools.
The classification box also notes whether a school has been “identified for improvement” under the provisions of NCLB, and for how many years it has been in this status.
Here you would like to see a high classification for your elementary or middle school or an indication of progress. “Regents Commended Schools” are either exceptionally high performing or they have been improving for two years in a row in both English language arts and mathematics.
Among high schools you would like to see that your school has made adequate yearly progress.
This graph shows the schoolwide index scores in English language arts and mathematics, plotted against the state scores, for the past six years.
Here, you would like to see that your school’s index scores are relatively high and improving. Therefore, you would like to see that the blue lines connecting the diamonds are high on the scale – above the state average, perhaps – and sloping upward.