Welcome to the Office of Data and Assessment!
The Office of Research, Planning and Accountability (RPA) takes the lead responsibility for conducting an on-going program of assessment, research and evaluation to generate data and translate it into actionable information. This effort enables the district to continuously monitor and improve the effectiveness of policies, programs and interventions in meeting the diverse educational needs of the students, staff, and administration. RPA believes that providing actionable information will lead to data-informed decisions and subsequently improved learning conditions and outcomes for our students. RPA has established three sets of priorities.
The Office of Data and Assessment will champion a district-wide data culture to facilitate informed, timely decision making in service of student outcomes.
To provide and facilitate access to and analysis of accurate, timely data in service of:
- Driving positive student outcomes,
- Supporting effective schools, and
- Promoting efficient district decision making
The Providence Public School District is committed to fostering a generation of engaged and successful learners who are prepared for college and career. The district serves approximately 22,000 students and their families across 21 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 9 high schools and 2 public district charter schools. By emphasizing personalized learning, our schools strive to meet each child where he or she is academically, socially and emotionally.
Equity and continuous improvement are the principles that guide our diverse learning communities. Approximately 65% of our students are Hispanic, 16% Black, 9% White, 5% Asian, 4% Multi-racial and 1% Native American. Nearly one-third of students are English Language Learners (ELL) and approximately 16% of our students receive special education services. More than half of our students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, students and their families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin.
Office of Data & Assessment
797 Westminster Street, Third Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-9128
Fax: (401) 278-2842