PROVIDENCE—Last Monday, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released its 2014 classifications, and schools in North Kingstown and Exeter-West Greenwich have achieved high marks. Wickford Middle School and the Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School both gained the highest distinction as ‘commended’ schools.
In North Kingstown, Hamilton Elementary School, Stony Lane Elementary School and the high school all achieved ‘leading’ designations, and no school in either districts received lower than a ‘typical’ rating.
RIDE determines the calculations based on a number of criteria for student performance, such as proficiency, participation, and the schools efforts in ‘gap-closing’, to which points are given. Wickford Middle, for example, achieved a total of 90 aggregate points, while the lowest was 56 for Davisville Middle School, which achieved the ‘typical’ designation. ‘Typical’ schools are those which score between 50 to 70 points.
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