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NH ranks 46th in school funding equity, according to national study

According to a Quality Counts study, New Hampshire ranked in the bottom five for equity in education, partly due to the over-reliance on local...

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...
new york consortium performance-based assessments

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....

New Hampshire ranks 4th in the US for quality public education

The Education Week Research Center ranked New Hampshire fourth in the country in its 2018 Quality Counts report, which examines the role of education in...

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...

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Governor Chris Sununu told the House Education Committee that wherever he goes, communities talk about New Hampshire's need for full-day kindergarten. Vermont's Brattleboro Reformer...

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.

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...

PACE works to get the most out of student assessments without overtesting

States are trying to find the balance between quality and quantity in student testing, but New Hampshire is already pointing the way forward: the PACE pilot project.

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