Assessment Information

The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) is 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 uses the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment for ELA and math at grades 3-8 & 11 and science at grades 5, 8, & 11.

There is also a Next Generation science assessment for grades 5, 8, & 11. 

Finally, Rhode Island requires that the English language proficiency (ELP) of all English language learners (ELLs) be measured annually with the ACCESS for ELLs.

2021-2022 Assessment Windows

RICAS - English Language Arts

March 28 - April 29, 2022

RICAS - Mathematics

April 25 - May 27, 2022

PSAT 10 (Grade 10 only)

April 13, 2022

SAT School Day (Grade 11 only)

April 13, 2022

DLM Alternate Assessment - English Language Arts

April 4 - May 27, 2022

DLM Alternate Assessment - Mathematics

April 4 - May 27, 2022

DLM Alternate Assessment - Science

April 4 - May 27, 2022

Next Generation Science Assessment (RI NGSA)

April 25 - May 27, 2022

ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 10 - February 18, 2022