State Releases School Accountability Results
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- The Rhode Island Department of Education released 'report cards' for all schools in the state Thursday morning.
The state's Accountability Results summarize school performances, based on things like absentee rates, suspension rates, test scores in English and Math, and overall growth.
Schools are given ratings between one and five stars according to the results, with 5-stars being the highest rated schools.
"Some schools have moved from one-star to two-stars, which is great," said Education Commissioner, Angelica Infante-Green.
"But that still means there is a lot of work to do, so I want to caution us from having these victory laps about where we are because we still need to move forward."
Statewide, 22 schools achieved a 5-star rating. 49 schools received 4-star ratings, 134 schools received 3-star ratings, 59 schools received 2-star ratings, and 35 schools received 1-star ratings.
Of the 1-star schools, 17 of them are in Providence, including 11 schools listed among the state's lowest-performing 5%.
Schools that fall within the lowest 5% are eligible for additional federal funding.
"It's important for us and for parents to be able to look at the results and realize that attendance matters," said Infante-Green.
"All of these different factors are important so kids can have an opportunity to learn."