Tag: Statewide testing

NH Standardized Test Results: Why We Care and What They Tell Us

We asked state representative Kevin Verville to provide an in-depth analysis of New Hampshire’s latest statewide assessment results. He is a two-term representative serving the communities of Candia, Deerfield, and Nottingham. He has served on multiple committees in his town, including the municipal budget committee, trustee of trust funds, open space committee, and safety services Read More

Schedule for Week of July 1, 2019

The NH House and Senate are on summer break and a veto override session will be scheduled at the Speaker of the House’s discretion; stay tuned through the summer to catch when it is announced. Thankfully, no final amendments to late bills include provisions that threaten the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Other bills are Read More

Schedule for Week of June 24, 2019

The NH House and Senate are wrangling with the state budget and anything can happen in these closing days of the session. We are keeping a close eye on amendments because they could add threats to the Education Tax Credit scholarship program. Two bills are heading to Governor Sununu’s desk for his approval or veto. Read More

Schedule for Week of June 10, 2019

The legislative session is nearly done. Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate must finalize any remaining bills, and reconcile those that were amended by the second chamber. Several bills will have critical votes in the House and Senate. Additional bills will advance to the Governor’s desk in the coming few weeks. Read Read More

Schedule for Week of June 3, 2019

The legislative session is nearly done. Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate must finalize any remaining bills, and reconcile those that were amended by the second chamber. Two school-choice bills that passed the Senate were amended in the House, so the Senate must decide if they will agree to those changes, not Read More

Schedule for Week of May 6, 2019

The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee will vote on all remaining legislation, including a couple school-choice related bills. This is a good opportunity to contact them with your thoughts on these important bills. The full Senate is likely to vote on them when they reconvene on May 15th, so it is also a good Read More

Questionnaire re the Annual Statewide Assessment

New Hampshire public schools — charter and district — are required to administer annual statewide assessments to all 3rd and 8th grade students. It is often referred to as the NH Statewide Assessment System. 11th graders participate in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) that is also for college admissions. Although most students participate in these Read More

Schedule for Week of April 29, 2019

Three school-choice bills will have executive sessions in the House Education Committee in the coming couple weeks. This is a good opportunity to contact these Representatives with your thoughts on these important bills. We are monitoring numerous bills this year and those include our analysis and commentary. Legislators’ contact information is at the end. With Read More

Schedule for Week of April 8, 2019

This week the NH House focuses on the budget and a few remaining bills before “cross over” is complete. Each education committee has a bill we are monitoring; see specifics below. We are approximately halfway through this year’s legislative session. With your help, we successfully neutralized eminent threats to the Education Tax Credit (ETC) scholarship Read More

Schedule for Week of March 18, 2019

This is a busy week for the NH House and Senate as we prepare for “crossover,” when they trade surviving bills. Committees are execing remaining bills and the entire House will meet three days next week, Tuesday through Thursday, deliberating over a hundred bills. The entire NH House of Representatives will vote on HB 632, Read More

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