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ur RIDE Interim Assessment application was approved for Gr. 1-11.  This means RIDE will support funding for STAR (this school year only), and in turn RIDE will be able to use our aggregate results along with results from other cities and towns in the state to assess learning during COVID.  

 Due to RIDE’s approval of our application, Renaissance/STAR has activated “STAR 360”.  STAR 360 also includes other products and types of assessments which you are welcome to use, but arenot required to use.  Please be reminded that STAR 360 (compared to what we have had in the past), will only be available this school year.  Chariho’s expectation for teachers in Grades 1-11 is to administer the MOY (Jan 4– Jan 22) and EOY (Beginning in May) assessments in STAR Reading and STAR Math, and continue progress monitoring for selected students as has been done in the past.  Here is a link to an updated Draft Assessment Calendar, once finalized it will be posted on the District’s Website.  In addition, for Grades 1-4, we also will receive licenses for “Freckle”, again this will only be for the 2020-2021 school year.  We hope these tools may provide additional resources for you during this challenging year. 

 Grade 11 teachers may be receiving sign-in information to create an account in the next week, and Gr. 1-4 teachers may be receiving Freckle sign-ons.  If you already had a “free” Freckle account with your Chariho email address, it will “merge” any of your records.  When a Gr. 1-4 student signs in to STAR, they will see a Freckle Icon.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks about related professional learning opportunities.  In the meantime, on the Renaissance Platform you will see a link to “Renaissance-U”, where you can find many professional learning resources.


Posted by Jane Daly  at 10:48 AM

FREE Professional Learning Opportunities:

RIDE continues to commit to helping RI schools and districts strengthen their professional learning systems and practices. As promised, they have compiled and continue to update a diverse list of no-cost options for professional learning available to RI educators throughout the fall of 2020.

Note: some of these opportunities take place on the State PD Days - October 19 and November 16.
Posted by Jane Daly  On Oct 05, 2020 at 10:36 AM

Updates on School Accountability 2020-2021
School Report Cards and the School Accountability System are an essential part of keeping teachers, students, parents, and the community informed on the progress of their schools. RIDE plans to release accountability results for the 2020-21 school year in Fall 2021, but some of the measures will be affected by COVID-19. For example, to support public health guidance that it is especially important to stay home when students and teachers are sick, RIDE intends to remove the student and teacher absenteeism measures from the accountability system for 2020-21.

In response to questions about school accountability for 2020-21, RIDE has posted a FAQ document on 2021 school accountability.  RIDE will continue updating this document throughout the fall as schools reopen and we receive additional clarity on requirements from the US Department of Education and feedback fromstakeholders.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 29, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Subscribe to Rene Rosivach's Friday Finds, which can be found on the Chariho Regional School District Website/Teaching and Learning/Distance Learning Fellow/Friday Finds! 
You can sign up to be a member of this Google Classroom by clicking on this invitation to join the class, the code to join is 7ts6ual, and have tips sent to you on a regular basis.  The most recent posts include information on "Zoom Tips for Breakout Rooms" and "Zoom Roles Templates".  All posts are also archived and topics can be easily searched.

Also, the Reading Teachers have created a Remote Running Records Google Folder which contains digital versions of the Fountas & Pinnell texts for Running Records.  This was created so that Running Records could be administered for those students learning remotely.  A protocol for such administration can be found here.  Thank you to Kerry, Christy, Tammy, Karen, Kelly, Mary Ellen, Franca, Karrie, Jackie, Jen, and Erica for developing these resources!

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 21, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Links to 2020-2021 Chariho District Professional Learning Resources are now available!

9/2, 9/3, & 9/4
Opening Sessions, Convocation, and Sessions I, II, III, and IV:
Links to all Documents and Recordings 

Anti-Racism Training Part II  
Date:  10/19/20
Time:  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Audience:  All District Staff

Please register in advance by going to the link below:

9/4  Link to download the Anti-Racism Training Part I Toolkit:

Posted by Jane Daly  On Sep 15, 2020 at 10:44 AM

RIDE Professional Learning Offerings

RIDE continues to commit to helping RI schools and districts strengthen their professional learning systems and practices. Therefore, RIDE has compiled a diverse list of no-cost options for professional learning available to RI educators throughout the week of August 24-28, 2020. We hope both the synchronous and asynchronous offerings provided around health, safety, wellness, and instruction will enhance opportunities for educators, administrators, and staff alike. To maximize time now afforded to educators due to the later start to the school year, we are working with our providers to determine if they can repeat their synchronous offerings, and/or offer new options, also during the week of 8/31-9/4. Therefore, we encourage users to revisit this list throughout the next couple of weeks for the latest information on professional learning offerings. Please email for any professional learning questions or concerns.

Posted by Jane Daly  On Aug 18, 2020 at 1:14 PM