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...

PACE program helps support learning & gives credibility to testing alternatives

Several districts in New Hampshire have been replacing annual standardized tests with project-based assessments that are embedded into regular classroom activities and support deeper...

On NAEP scores, “proficient” does not mean performing at grade level

The recently released NAEP scores, which measure student performance in terms like "basic," "proficient," and "advanced," do not indicate whether or not students are...
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NH Ranks at the Top According to NAEP, but Significant Achievement Gap Persists

New Hampshire remains one of the highest achieving states in the nation for fourth and eighth-grade math and reading, according to a recent report...
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New York’s performance-based assessments result in substantial student growth & improved outcomes

A Consortium of public schools in New York has been a model of school improvement and student achievement through performance-based assessments and student-centered learning....
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Work Study Practices help prepare students for the future

Non-academic skills, like critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication are being cited by employers as some of the most important skills that students need to...

SAT may not align with NH learning standards, research suggests

New Hampshire has used the College Board's SAT assessment to satisfy the high school testing requirement since 2015. Since then, every 11th grader has...
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Trump Education Dept. hits the start button on innovative tests like New Hampshire’s PACE...

The United States Department of Education is encouraging more states to develop innovative assessment programs like New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE),...

Massachusetts education advocate looks to NH as a model for meaningful assessment

Education advocate Lisa Guisbond used New Hampshire's performance assessment model, PACE, when advocating for more meaningful measures of student and school progress. From the...

The Bell Curve is Nonsense

The “Bell Curve” has dominated how we think about learning and assessment and significantly limits the potential of our children. We know all kids...

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