Tag: Assessments

Excuses, Excuses

New Hampshire administered the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the statewide test aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards (aka Common Core) to students in grades 3 to 8 for the second time in spring 2016, approximately six month ago. Most districts use computerized adaptive tests, which required updated technology purchases and teacher training. The promise was Read More

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough and surprising wins, and we defeated the worst that threatened school choice. Unfortunately there were Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 2, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of May 2, 2016. As the legislation session starts to wind down, only a handful of bills remain, but typically they are some of the most important ones. Please contact your legislators about these critical bills; they are marked with asterisks. Brief, polite calls and emails Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 18, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 18, 2016 — a busy week ahead! There are several important bills on the agenda, so please take a close look and contact your legislators. Brief, polite calls and emails are effective; mention if you are a constituent. All contact information is at the Read More

Maintaining Legislative Intent and Respecting Parental Rights

There are two parts to HB 303; one specifies criteria for the assessments, and the other would require parental consent prior to any psychological services. The assessment criteria specified in the bill is consistent with current state statutes. Per RSA 193-C:3 III “The assessment exercises or tasks shall be valid and appropriate representations of the standards the Read More