In the new PACE assessments, students must prove they can apply concepts rather than...

Souheghan High School, Spaulding High School in Rochester, and Concord High School all have something in common--they've moved to competency-based performance assessments. The Concord...

Student-centered assessments put learners’ strengths first

In the Maine classrooms of RSU 2, the school districts serving several communities near Augusta, instructional coach Courtney Belolan helps teachers use a different...

Executive Council approves SAT for 11th graders–Union Leader

The Union Leader reported on the Executive Council's unanimous decision to approve the funding for the College Board SAT exam to be administered to...

As PACE program grows, teachers and administrators "thrilled" with progress

Senior staff of the Council of Chief State School Officers visited several of New Hampshire's widely-watched PACE districts recently to get an idea of how schools...

Granite State students score higher than national average on SAT

The College Board released the score reports on the Class of 2015, and New Hampshire students scored 76 points higher than the national average. According...

More NH graduates meet ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

The results are in, and more New Hampshire students are meeting the ACT's College and Career Ready Benchmarks than in the past five years.  According...

Rochester begins its second year with performance based assessments

Rochester is one of four New Hampshire school districts beginning the second year of the pilot PACE program, which replaces some standardized testing with locally-based...

PACE: proving individualized assessments are just as good as standardized tests at comparing district...

States like New Hampshire that are incorporating competency-based education into their classrooms may wonder: how do we move from the traditional standardized test to...

‘Thank God for New Hampshire’ – EdWeek about the PACE locally managed assessment...

Here is New Hampshire, it's easy to lose perspective on how important the PACE pilot program is.  Years in preparation, it is the nation's first step...

Manchester Board of School Committee votes to adopt statewide test – Union Leader

Sarah Ambrogi and other key board members understood that there was really no choice in the end.  Here is how the Union leader reported...

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