CORE Praxis Support
Designing the Program of Study and Aligned Academic Support
As students enrolled in Rhode Island College, Institute for Early Childhood Teaching and Learning, candidates will participate in 1.5 hours of academic support each week during semesters 1, 2 and 3 or until such time as they have passed the Praxis/CORE Academic Skills for Educators exam.
The institute is collaborating with Rhode Island College’s Learning for Life and Ofﬁce of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) to pro- vide one-on-one or small gorup tutoring to prepare students forthe Praxis/CORE exam. Services are provided by Learning for Life navigators – learning skills specialists and graduate assistants – at non-tra- ditional times to ensure accessibilty for all students.
The following is an example of how academic sup- ports are determined:
- Each candidate will be administered (Math, Writing, Reading) CASAS diagnostic testing to determine academic needs at the beginning of the program.
- Once academic needs have been determined for each individual candidate, an Individual Academic Support Plan will be developed.The academic support plan will include speciﬁc areas of need and types of support (1 on 1 or small group) to be provided.
- Academic support will be provided 1.5 hours per week (on the same day as coursework), face-to-face, on campus (3:00 – 4:30pm).
- Follow-up diagnostic testing will be administered at the end of the ﬁrst semester to determine growth.
- Learning Needs Evaluations will be evaluated on an as needed basis for individual students through the FSEHD CEP Department.
RIC Institute for Early Childhood Teaching and Learning – Academic Policy Statement
All candidates enrolled in the RIC IECTL
who have been identiﬁed as having academic support needs will be required to participate in 1.5 hours of academic support each week during semesters 1, 2 and 3 or until such time as they have passed the Praxis/CORE Academic Skills for Educators exam.