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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...