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PROVIDENCEâ€”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 â€˜commendedâ€™ schools.
In North Kingstown, Hamilton Elementary School, Stony Lane Elementary School and the high school all achieved â€˜leadingâ€™ designations, and no school in either districts received lower than a â€˜typicalâ€™ rating.
RIDE determines the calculations based on a number of criteria for student performance, such as proficiency, participation, and the schools efforts in â€˜gap-closingâ€™, 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 â€˜typicalâ€™ designation. â€˜Typicalâ€™ schools are those which score between 50 to 70 points.
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