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Rhode Island State Standards



Rhode Island K-12 Core Standards for Mathematics-March 2021

All citizens need to know how to reason and analytically think through a problem. The habits associated with learning mathematics train our brains to seek solutions in a logical way. Rhode Island transitioned to the Rhode Island Core Standards for Mathematics from the Common Core State Standards on March 9, 2021. To highlight the differences in content between the RI Core Standards and the CCSS, RIDE has created standard-by-standard comparison tables. 


Social Studies education helps students understand the world in which they live and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to become informed, thoughtful, and active citizens in a culturally diverse democratic society and complex world. RIDE creates conditions for every student to think critically and collaboratively, and act as a creative, self-motivated, culturally and globally competent learner. Rhode Island students are prepared to lead fulfilling and productive lives, succeed in academic and employment settings, and contribute meaningfully to society. 


The Comprehensive Health Instructional Outcomes complement the Rhode Island Health Education Framework by attaching content specific topics to descriptions for each standard. The seven major health content areas are Personal Health, Mental and Emotional Health, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Sexuality and Family Life, Disease Prevention and Control, and Substance Use and Abuse Prevention. See the links below for more information.


Rhode Island K-12 Core Standards for ELA/Literacy March 2021

ELA helps students think critically and abstractly about informaion as well as learn material faster and more effectively. Rhode Island transitioned to the Rhode Island Core Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on March 9, 2021. RIDE has created standard-by-standard comparison tables to highlight the differences in content between the CCSS and the Rhode Island Core Standards. 


The World-Readiness Standards for Leaning Languages have five goal areas. These are: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. The goals are to prepare learners to apply the skills and understandings measured by the standard, to bring a global competence to their future careers and experience.


Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, all students must demonstrate proficiency in consumer education prior to graduating high school. 


Next Generation Science Standards

Science is central to the lives of all, preparing us to be informed citizens and knowledgable consumers. Science is at the heart of America's ability to continue innovating, leading, and creating jobs for the future. 


The Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously endorsed the National Core Art Standards on January 10, 2017 for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Theses standards are Creating, Performing-Presenting-Producing, Responding, and Connecting. Please click the links below for more information.


In developing standards framework for learners, The American Association of School Librarians identified six common beliefs as central to the profession. 

  1. The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community.
  2. Qualified school librarians lead effective school libraries.
  3. Learners should be prepared for college, career, and life.
  4. Reading is the core of personal and academic competency.
  5. Intellectual freedom is every learner's right.
  6. Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.