The program is a Race to the Top initiative.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Rep. Lisa P. Tomasso (D – Dist. 29, Coventry, West Greenwich) is hoping the public will be able to gain a better understanding of how federal funding is being used to implement the latest strategy in the Race To The Top initiative: the Rhode Island Beginning Teacher Induction Program. The mentoring program allows new teachers to receive support and guidance from an experienced educator and mentor, who will make recommendations on classroom changes and teaching methods based on data collected during the year. Representative Tomasso noted that the Race To The Top Steering Committee heard a full presentation on Tuesday about the benefits of the data-driven support program for educators who are just starting out. “The commencement of the …
The presentation showcased new and cutting-edge ways to assess students' readiness for the future.
School Superintendent Michael Convery delivered Coventry's Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) presentation at Tuesday night's School Committee meeting. (See attached PDF.) The presentation included information about how Coventry will implement the RI Department of Education's (RIDE) Strategic Plan and Race to the Top initiatives as well as the district's own Improvement Plan for its schools. The plans are based on increased student success and RIDE's seven core expectations. The PARCC system (which will eventually take the place of the current NECAP), along with Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) system, focus on new and innovative assessments that will be given at different points in the…