Souhegan HS Teacher Jenny Deenik on PACE: Performance Assessment is a way for students...

Jenny Deenik, a biology teacher at Souhegan High School, reflects on her work with New Hampshire's pilot Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) program...

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

Competency-based learning could hold the key to helping students succeed by using their strengths to show what they know.

Sanborn students bring lessons to life in amazing MacBeth performance

Sanborn Regional High School's Drama Troupe isn't only tackling one of the most popular and challenging dramas of all time, MacBeth: the students are...

Don’t underestimate students’ ability to reflect on their own work

The benefits of reflection and goal-setting that student-led conferences provide valuable skills that go beyond the classroom.

New Hampshire leads the way in teaching students 21st Century skills

New Hampshire schools have become a model for learning that is rigorous, personalized, and meaningful, giving them the tools to succeed in 21st century life.

Competency-based learning "the most honest, most ethical, and most responsive system"

Maine teachers are saying that the move to competency-based education is the most important work they've ever done.

Reflection and accountability at center of student-led conferences in Pittsfield

Pittsfield Middle High School uses student-led conferences to engage parents in students' self-reflection and goal setting.

NH leads the way, but competency-based ed is catching on in other states

New Hampshire started its move toward competency-based education over 10 years ago.  Most recently, school districts who choose to do it have participated in...

Implementing competency-based learning the New Hampshire way

Education Next featured an in-depth report on competency-based education in New Hampshire and how the state is leading the nation in innovative educational models....

When it comes to student achievement, demographics need not be destiny

The Union Leader's David Solomon has done a major two-part followup, the most extensive reporting done to date, on the annual Smarter Balanced Assessment...