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New England Secondary School Consortium Data Project

The New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) brings together state leaders and educators from the states of Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Consortium has adopted Four Goals:

  • Increase high school graduation rates across each of our five states.
  • Decrease the annual high school dropout rate.
  • Increase the percentage of students enrolling in two- and four-year college degree programs or pursuing accredited, industry-certified postsecondary certificates.
  • Increase the percentage of students who graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college.

and together they pursue three overarching strategies:

  • Policy: Advancing a state-led policy agenda focused on three critical, high-leverage areas of schooling in the 21st century: proficiency-based graduation decisions, personalized learning pathways, and more effective accountability systems.
  • Practice: Connecting and supporting practicing educators across our states through networking activities, best-practice exchange, and the League of Innovative Schools.
  • Public Will: Strengthening public understanding of innovative approaches to educating today’s students.

NESSC publishes Common Data Project Annual Reports, usually in December. Since 2009 the NESSC Data Team has refined shared data definitions and compiled a substantial amount of data, only some of which appears in the annual reports.

The New Hampshire Department of Education has prepared four additional tables using NESSC data. The first table below is based on the same data New Hampshire uses for its annual graduation report. The other three tables are data not previously reported by New Hampshire. Two of the tables (2 and 3) use data sets collected by NESSC but not published in the annual data report. Each table includes an analysis from a New Hampshire perspective. If you have questions about these tables please contact

Tables included in the report above:

  • News Release

More about the Common Data Project and the New England Secondary School Consortium Reports

NH DOE’s Analysis of Select Data Sets from the NESSC’s Common Data Project’s 2014 Reported Data Acrobat Reader

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