SAT scores improve for New Hampshire students

The average SAT scores for New Hampshire students rose about 3% from previous years, according to the New Hampshire Department of Education. All 11th...
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US Department of Education applauds PACE, NH’s innovative assessment program

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced that New Hampshire received approval to continue with its innovative assessment program, the Performance Assessment of Competency...
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Education Commissioner hopeful that PACE can create opportunities for deeper learning for all students

In this video for KnowledgeWorks and the Center for Assessment, Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut speaks to how PACE can help expand innovation and deeper...

Colleges & universities dropping SAT and ACT writing test requirements

Many colleges and universities are ending the requirement for the writing portion of the SAT or ACT in admissions, favoring writing samples, teacher recommendations,...
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Do grades demonstrate the potential of each student?

When we think about school, it’s almost impossible to imagine the experience without letter grades and grade point averages. But does a number, like...

Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...

The Nation’s Report Card: What it is, what it isn’t, and how it can...

In April, New Hampshire was recognized as one of the top performing states in math and reading according to the National Assessment of Educational...
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Ask why: A four part series exploring traditional practices in education

We all make assumptions about the way learning in school is organized. When we pause to ask why, we can learn from students and...
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Guest Post: High School Testing – exploring its purpose and potential

What good is high school testing that does not count towards students’ grades, cannot be used for college admission or placement, and is barely...

NH’s innovative assessment inspires others to explore testing alternatives

New Hampshire's innovative assessment, known as PACE (Performance Assessment of Competency Education), has inspired Louisiana and Puerto Rico to pursue alternative testing methods to...

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