Testing Success?

The NECAP is designed to measure student achievement using a four-point scale, with a rating of two designating “partial proficiency.”

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Hoping to fulfill graduation requirement, thousands take NECAP retest

October 15, 2013 0 comments

Rhode Island high school students must improve on junior year scores in order to earn diplomas in 2014.

Hope High School is one of many Providence public schools whose students must pass the NECAP to graduate.

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High-stakes testing pressures R.I. classrooms to focus on NECAP

October 16, 2013 0 comments

Teachers said exams should inform evaluations of aggregate rather than individual performance.

Students performed in a talent show organized by the Providence Student Union to protest the NECAP requirement.

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City students say state testing inhibits learning

October 17, 2013 0 comments

The material covered by the high-stakes NECAP is not emphasized by current curricula, students said.

Mayor Angel Taveras has disagreed with Commissioner Deborah Gist, pictured above, on the role of the NECAP as a graduation requirement.

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As nation embraces testing, R.I. leaders offer tepid support

October 18, 2013 2 comments

State leaders said they believe in testing but disagreed on how tests should inform evaluations.