RIDE Infoworks Site Unveiled
The Rhode Island Department of Education’s new Infoworks site has been unveiled and looks like it may be a valuable tool for wonks everywhere. Yes, there is student achievement data like NECAP and NAEP scores, but also some new info, like AP exam results. For instance, here are the Top 10 High Schools ranked by % of students who scored at College level mastery:
District School Number of Exams Taken # Scored at College-Level Mastery % Scored at College-Level Mastery South Kingstown South Kingstown High School 83 72 87% Barrington Barrington High School 422 363 86% Exeter-West Greenwich Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School 68 57 84% Lincoln Lincoln Senior High School 229 179 78% Cranston Cranston High School West 77 59 77% Providence Classical High School 315 236 75% Warwick Toll Gate High School 77 57 74% Westerly Westerly High School 64 47 73% Burrillville Burrillville High School 91 66 73% North Kingstown North Kingstown Senior High School 234 169 72%
Additionally, there is also some basic teacher data that can be culled and studied. For instance, wondering which schools have 10% or more of its teachers considered NOT Highly qualified?
District School This School (2009-10) Chariho RYSE (Clinical Day and Alternative Learning) 27% Independent Charter School Democracy Prep Blackstone Valley Academy 25% North Kingstown Davisville Middle School 23% North Kingstown North Kingstown Senior High School 20% Little Compton Wilbur & McMahon Schools 16% Providence Nathan Bishop Middle School 15% Central Falls Central Falls High School 15% Westerly Bradford School 14% Woonsocket Fifth Avenue School 13% Independent Charter School Compass Charter School 13% Cumberland North Cumberland Middle School 13% Central Falls Veterans Memorial Elementary School 13% Central Falls Capt. G. Harold Hunt School 13% Burrillville Steere Farm Elementary School 13% Cumberland Joseph McCourt Middle School 12% Barrington Barrington Middle School 12% Westerly Dunn’s Corners School 11% Independent Charter School Paul Cuffee Charter School 11% East Providence Emma G. Whiteknact School 11% Cumberland Garvin Memorial School 11% Burrillville Burrillville Middle School 11% Barrington Sowams Elementary School 10%
There is a lot more, like finding out graduation rates or the degree of stability in a school (how many transient students) or school funding information (various property tax comparisons). It looks like a helpful tool.