Common Core Standards in Rhode Island (RI)

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

In Rhode Island, the Common Core Standards are used to guide expectations of student learning throughout primary and secondary grade levels. Keep reading to learn which subjects these standards cover, and discover resources that can help parents and teachers understand how they're being implemented.

Rhode Island's Transition

During the 2011-2012 school year, Rhode Island began the transition to the Common Core Standards for English language arts and mathematics. The transition is still ongoing as more resources outlining what to expect from the change and ways to assist students and teachers with the switch are made available through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE).

Rhode Island English Language Arts Standards

Rhode Island has adopted the Common Core Standards as part of its initiative to provide personalized literacy instruction that prepares students for their years at college as well as life beyond education. These standards are being used to develop students' reading comprehension and critical-thinking skills in not only English classes, but also in the physical sciences, social sciences and technical subjects.

To help parents and teachers understand how these standards are being implemented, RIDE offers a variety of resources on its website, including reading course modules, lesson plans, and student writing samples from classrooms in states that have adopted Common Core Standards.

Teachers looking for resources to supplement classroom instruction and parents interested in learning more about the expectations of the Common Core can also check out online courses available on Course titles include:

Rhode Island Mathematics Standards

Rhode Island had implemented the Common Core Standards for mathematics in grades K-12. These standards are designed to help students develop their problem-solving and abstract reasoning skills. Domains cover areas ranging from number and quantity to algebra, geometry, and probability and statistics.

Common Core math resources available on the RIDE website include professional development modules outlining instructional strategies for such topics as transformations, ratios and proportions, and fractions. resources are also available for Common Core math standards:

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