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Assessment Information

The state of Rhode Island has used the PARCC assessment for three years. This coming year, Rhode Island will be transitioning to new state assessments:


The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) will be used for grades 3-8. This test is based on the Massachusetts state assessment and is closely aligned to the CCSS.


The PSAT™10 and SAT® School Day for high school students will be administered during the school day and will serve as the state assessment for that level.


The state is also using the new Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment, ELA and math at grades 3-8 & 11 and science at grades 5, 8, & 11.


There will also be new Next Generation science assessment for grades 5, 8, & 11. 


For more detailed information, please see the "Assessment dates" document below.