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RI students see improvement in NECAP scores

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by: Dee DeQuattro

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Rhode Island High School Juniors have improved their NECAP testing scores by 2 percentage points in the areas of both reading and mathematics.

High School juniors are now 81% proficient in reading and 36% proficient in Math.

60 percent of middle school and elementary students tested proficient in writing and 66 percent of high school students were proficient in writing. According to the Rhode Island Department of Education Rhode Island students writing scores are among the highest in all the NECAP states.

"The progress our students and teachers have made, especially at the high-school level, is powerful evidence that all students can succeed when we maintain high expectations and when we provide resources and support to advance teaching and learning," said Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. "Though we know a lot of work remains ahead, as we strive to close achievement gaps and to maintain and expand proficiency levels across the state, Rhode Islanders should be proud of how far we have come over the past five years."

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