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Assessment


Assessments are used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards – and ultimately how ready students are for college and career education and training.

New Hampshire students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the common statewide assessment for English language arts (ELA)/writing and mathematics.

  • Grades 3-8 students will take the new NH Statewide Assessment System for ELA/writing and mathematics
  • Grade 11 students will continue to take the College Board School Day SAT

New Hampshire students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will also take the common statewide assessment for science.

  • Grades 5, 8 and 11 students will take the new NH Statewide Assessment System for science (no longer NECAP)
  • Science is now administered in grade 5, not grade 4

The New Hampshire Department of Education also offers the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) for ELA, mathematics and science as the alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

ACCESS 2.0 is New Hampshire's language profiency assessment. Federal law requires that all EL students who qualify for English language proficiency services must take the ACCESS 2.0 yearly until the student achieves the exit criteria set by the State.

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Notice of Public Comment: NH Department of Education Assessment Waiver

Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) Schools:

2017 Final Assessment Results for DLM, NECAP, SAT and Smarter Balanced

2017 Prelimary Results

Rules/Regulatory

New Hampshire Assessment Results for 2015-2016
The files below include the combined Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), SAT, Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE), and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) New Hampshire assessment data used for accountability. (Science NECAP results are separate.) Click on the links following the assessment results for more information on assessments.

New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System
(NH SAS)
English Language Arts, Mathematics & Science

Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE)

SAT National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

New Hampshire's Alternate Assessment:
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
English Language Arts, Mathematics & Science

Science - New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)
(NECAP has been replaced with the NH Statewide Assessment System)

New Hampshire's Language Proficency Assessment:
ACCESS for ELLs®
(developed by WIDA)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)(SBAC has been replaced with the NH Statewide Assessment System)

Cathleen White
Assessment Administrator
(603) 271-3455
Cathleen.White@doe.nh.gov

Michelle Gauthier
Assessment Coordinator
(603) 271-3582
Michelle.Gauthier@doe.nh.gov

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