Performance Assessments and Students with Disabilities

New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program has become a national model for competency-based assessment and moving away from rigid, bubble sheet-style...

New Hampshire’s testing pilot, PACE, gaining ground

The Concord Monitor featured a great piece on New Hampshire's Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) program, which allows districts to come together to...

How teaching becomes the test in New Hampshire

Sanborn Regional High School principal Brian Stack wrote about New Hampshire's performance assessments in the industry publication Multi Briefs. Here's an excerpt: With the Performance...

Test Drive: New Hampshire teachers build new ways to measure deeper learning

The Christian Science Monitor featured a piece on how New Hampshire is leading the country in innovative ways to measure learning and teaching. The...

NG2 program trades the status quo for flexible, responsive learning pathways

California-based education technology organization EdSurge featured a piece on New Hampshire's pilot "No Grades, No Grades" (NG2) program in 7 of the state's elementary schools. With...

Study finds performance assessments show gains for students with disabilities

The Concord Monitor ran a piece on UNH researcher Carla Evans's findings on PACE. She found promising results for students with disabilities. Here's an excerpt: PACE, or...

Sanborn Regional School district tells the state board about their PACE experience

Three school leaders and a parent from the Sanborn Regional School Districts spoke about their participation in New Hampshire's Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) initiative...

State Board hears from Pam Wicks, Concord School Board, about her son’s PACE experience:

There is a positive change happening in our classrooms; we’re seeing students engaged in meaningful learning, giving all students a greater opportunity to reach their potential. I believe that PACE, along with competency based education, will help our students gain 21st century skills, that will guide them on their path to life after high school.

Sanborn Regional School district tells the state board about their PACE experience

Sanborn Regional is one of the original PACE school districts. Three school leaders and a parent attended the April 6, 2017 state board meeting to talk briefly during public comments about the impact of PACE on their students. There's a short video of their presentation.

Achievement gap study: PACE special education students do as well as other students in...

UNH doctoral candidate Carla Evans looks at whether competency education improves academic achievement for special education students. She finds dramatic results: PACE students with IEPs do about as well in 8th grade math as those without IEPs.

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