There’s a lot of talk all over the country about how to do education best. Here in NH, we have a rich history of independence and innovation when it comes to education. Our pre-K-12 public schools are ranked nationally in the top three by US News and World Report, and are driven by innovations that give students hands-on learning opportunities (like ELOs) and move towards locally-developed, meaningful assessments (like PACE). We do things differently here in NH and it’s working. Does that mean everything in NH public education is perfect? Of course not – but it does mean we have built a strong foundation for even higher achievement.
Here, you can explore the basics of that strong foundation: learning standards, curriculum, and assessment. By understanding what each is intended to do, how they are different from each other and how some schools in NH are using them, we hope to start a different conversation in 2018 – one that is focused on our students, their experiences, and the future that awaits them.