Office of the Assistant Superintendent

Our Mission
To provide a learning environment that promotes the unique talents and abilities of all students, ensures high quality instruction, and actively engages families and the community.  This office supports educators to challenge, guide and support all students to become self-sufficient and contributing citizens of our local and global communities.

This office supports educators across our schools in order to:
  • align core instruction to best practices, as well as state and national standards; 
  • promote individual learning plans & supplemental supports for students who need enrichment &/or intervention;
  • connect learning to our community and to real-world experience;
  • coordinate efficient assessment that guides & improves instruction;
  • obtain and implement grants;
  • support the district's strategic plan;
  • prepare students for the next steps of college & career;
  • enable our teachers to best support & challenge each student, &
  • provide leadership & professional learning opportunities for all staff members
Please feel free to email Ms. Amy Donnelly Roche or your child's school principal with questions and/or suggestions.

Teaching and Learning

Our Standards:

Rhode Island Early Learning & Development Standards

Common Core Standards for English/ Language Arts  

Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Next Generation Science Standards

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards

English Language Development (ELD) Standards

District-wide System of Supports:

The Tiverton School Department values instruction that is personalized, challenging, and tailored to the needs of each student. Across the grade levels, teachers use ongoing, brief  formative assessments to drive and refine instruction to best support each student.

We also engage in universal district-wide benchmarking in the areas of reading and mathematics. All students are given brief screening assessments that are nationally normed and predictive of school success. These assessments are used together with student's classwork and other data to determine what personalized supports may be needed for each child. We work hard to personalize supports for each child.

In accordance with federal and state requirements, our students participate in the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments at the end of grades 3-9.

Tiverton's educators monitor student progress closely, through the use of benchmark assessments, progress monitoring probes, and monitoring of classroom performance. This information is used to identify students in need of  supplemental instruction, different methods of instruction, remediation, and/or enrichment.

All of our schools have Response to Intervention (RTI) Coordinators, Reading Specialists, Math Interventionists, Social Workers, Psychologists, and School Nurse Teachers.

RTI Teams at each school collaborate with families to develop personalized supports, interventions, accommodations and growth targets for our students. These interventions address reading, mathematics, and social emotional learning to support school success. To learn more about RTI in Tiverton, click here.

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