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April 30, 2015

Local School Districts Prepare Contingency Plans to Continue Education During COVID-19

March 9, 2020

After staff member working at a school in Newmarket, New Hampshire, was contacted by the CDC and urged to self-quarantine due to possible exposure to COVID-19, Superintendent Susan Givens canceled school throughout the district. Now, other districts statewide “are drafting contingency plans to educate children...

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A Look into New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education

January 28, 2020

In 2018, New Hampshire became only the second state “approved to participate in the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” The program, known as Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE), is an “innovative assessment system that determines...

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New Hampshire Wins Federal Approval on Innovative Assessment

October 3, 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced that New Hampshire will be just the second state to officially participate in ESSA’s innovative assessments pilot program, EIN News reports. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) is “grounded in a competency-based educational approach designed to...

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Granite State Leads Pack on Testing Approach

January 4, 2018

“For those wondering what a new testing opportunity created by the Every Student Succeeds Act might look like,” writes Politico’s Caitlin Emma, “consider the Granite State.” New Hampshire plans to apply for the program, which allows “up to seven states to experiment with new tests...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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CAP Ed Expert Discusses Role as Independent Peer Reviewer

September 24, 2017

Scott Sargrad, managing director of the K-12 Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress, writes about his participation in Bellwether and the Collaborative’s independent peer review, and offered guidance for New Hampshire’s education leaders as they finalize their ESSA accountability plans. Sargrad says the states “have...

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NH Dept. of Ed Accepting Comments on ESSA Plan

June 20, 2017

The New Hampshire Dept. of Education is accepting comments on the state’s proposed ESSA plan. According to Heather Gage, director of educational improvement at the state Dept. of Education, over 400 comments have already been submitted.

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NH Releases Draft Plan and Solicits Feedback

May 23, 2017

New Hampshire released its draft ESSA plan. The public is invited to comment on the plan over the next 30 days.

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Approves One Year Extension – NH to Pilot Competency-Based Assesments

October 7, 2016

The U.S. Dept. of Education has approved a one-year extension on a waiver from ESSA testing regulations, allowing the state of New Hampshire to pilot competency-based assessments.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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