The Johnston School Department Curriculum. A Time of Transitioning
Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and 34 other
state departments of education, as well as the Johnston Public
Schools, are participating in a federal education initiative called Race
To The Top (RTTT).
initiative involves a transition from curriculum based on Rhode Island
Standards to curriculum based on Common Core State Standards, which will
be followed by all states involved in Race To The Top.
Also, students' grade level knowledge of these standards will no longer be
based on the New England Comprehensive Assessment Program (NECAP). Once
this new curriculum transition is completed, assessing student progress towards grade
level proficiency the teacher will have the student using a testing instrument called
the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Participating in Common Core Professional Development