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...

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 changes statewide assessment for students

New Hampshire students will not be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment in the spring, reported the Concord Monitor. The Department of Education has contracted...

N.H. Students Will Face New Standardized Test Next Spring

Next spring, New Hampshire students will be taking a new statewide assessment to replace the Smarter Balanced Assessment, reported NHPR: Now, with the help of...

NH floats ambitious education plan to secure federal dollars

New Hampshire's Department of Education has been working on the state plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds...

What’s in the state’s ESSA plan?

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have more flexibility in reporting, goal setting, and identifying struggling schools, reported the Concord Monitor....

SAT scores rise for NH 11th graders

SAT scores rise for New Hampshire 11th graders, according to the Associated Press: CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The average SAT score among New Hampshire 11th...

NH Dept. of Ed unveils draft plan to comply with new federal education law

The New Hampshire Department of Education released its draft plan to comply with the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), according to...

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...

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