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In the 2014-15 school year, New Hampshire began rolling out new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The new assessments are being used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards – and ultimately how ready students are for college and career education and training. In spring 2014, some schools participated in field-testing the new assessments to ensure that the new test items are free of bias and that they challenge students working at all performance levels. Between March 16, 2015. June 5, 2015 students in grades three-eight and grade eleven took the Smarter Balance Assessment Test.

NH Assessment Schedule for School Year 2015-2016 Acrobat Reader

State Approved Special Considerations Acrobat Reader

Smarter Balanced Test Security Summary Acrobat Reader
Smarter Balanced Test Security Log Excel

NECAP Test Security Summary Acrobat Reader
NECAP Test Security Log Excel

SAT Test Security Log Excel

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE)
SAT Curriculum Frameworks
New Hampshire Alternate Assessment Programs 2011 Assessment Snapshot PowerPoint
A comparison of New Hampshire Students with the Nation and Surrounding States (includes information for NAEP, NECAP, SAT, ACT, and AP)
Exemptions for NH Statewide Assessment National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
ACCESS for ELLs® New England Common Assessment (NECAP)

Sandie MacDonald
Bureau Administrator
(603) 271-3453

Donna Dubey
Assessment Administrator
(603) 271-3759

Keith Burke
NECAP Assessment
(603) 271-3846
Susan Morgan
(English Language Learners)
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
(603) 271-3719
Tim Eccleston
National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP)
(603) 271-2298


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