§ 16-96-4 Teacher training.
(a) Subject to appropriation, the state board of governors for higher education and the state board of regents for elementary and secondary education will work jointly to establish clear, specific, and challenging training guidelines that require teachers of advanced placement courses to obtain recognized advanced placement training endorsed by the college board.
(b) Advanced placement and pre-advanced placement training to teachers in Rhode Island high schools must do all of the following:
(1) Provide teachers of advanced placement and teachers in courses that lead to advanced placement with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to prepare students for success in advanced placement courses and examinations and other advanced course examinations and mastery of postsecondary course content.
(2) Provide administrators, including principals and counselors, with professional development that will be enable them to create strong and effective advanced placement programs in their schools.
(3) Provide middle grade, junior high, and high school teachers with advanced placement vertical team training and other pre-advanced placement professional development that prepares students for success in advanced placement courses.
(4) Support the implementation of an instructional program for students in grades 6 through 12 that provides an integrated set of instructional materials, diagnostic assessments, and teacher professional development in reading, writing, and mathematics that prepares all students for enrollment and success in advanced placement courses and in college.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 320, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 350, § 1.)