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Bureau of Instructional Support

The mission of this bureau is to improve the achievement of students by providing educational leadership though accountability.

This office is responsible for:

  • Coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of the statewide assessment system which includes measurement of student learning in mathematics, English language arts and science, as well as the NH Alternate Assessment, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and ACCESS for English language learners;
  • Analyzing data to determine progress on statewide performance targets (including district and school level data) and providing technical assistance to schools in understanding assessment data;
  • Developing and revising the state’s content standards (New Hampshire College- and Career Ready Standards) and providing requested technical assistance to schools around instructional strategies for these content areas; and
  • Providing a continuous improvement approach through a school approval process to ensure all schools are meeting the state’s minimum standards for providing an adequate education for students.

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New Hampshire's Assessment and Instructional Support

Assessment Tests


Assessment Curriculum, Instruction
Alternate Assessment School Improvement
Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority Application Acrobat Reader Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE)


Kristine Braman
Program Specialist
Michelle Gauthier
Assessment Specialist

Assessment Administrator

Julie Couch, Bureau Administrator
Bureau of Instructional Support

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711