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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 general statewide assessment for English language arts (ELA)/writing and mathematics.

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

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

  • Grades 5, 8 and 11 students will take the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) for science (no longer NECAP)
  • Science is 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.

2018 Assessment Results for the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS), Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and SAT

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Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) Schools

Rules/Regulatory

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

Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE)

SAT
Grade 11 students - English Language Arts/Writing

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities:
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)

English Language Proficency Assessment:
ACCESS for ELLs®
(developed by WIDA)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)(Smarter Balanced has been replaced with the NH Statewide Assessment System as of the 2017-18 school year)

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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