Dept of Education Logo
Dept of Education Logo
Home | About Us | Accountability/Assessment | Certification | Data Collection & Reports | Innovations | Legislation/Hearings/Rules | NH Schools | Employment Opportunities | Contact Us | Search | Calendar
Department of Education - an official New Hampshire Government website
Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
skip navigation
students artwork

Literacy Assessment and Outcome Measures

Below are the tools used by NH RESPONDS Demonstration site schools, early childhood programs, and professional development providers. For more information on the NH RESPONDS grant go to:

Literacy Assessment and Outcome Measures Word document

Checklist/Tool Name Checklist/Tool Name
Screening Assessments

Schools indentify screening tool(s) (e.g., DIBELS, Aimsweb) and implement tool(s) that are:

  • well researched for predictive validity and reliability and
  • are objective to the Tier 1 system (i.e., not a part of the universal curriculum materials)
  • culturally sensitive and responsive to local need.
  • Updated reviews of available screening tools can be found at:
Are screened three times annually (within the first 4-6 weeks of school, winter and spring).

Screening data is summarized by class, grade, and whole school to inform differentiated instruction (Tier 1), supplemental instruction and targeted interventions (Tier2), and other aspects of the RtI system so as to best address student needs.

Formative Assessments (Progress Monitoring)

Schools/Districts identify formative assessment s (e.g., curriculum based measures, skill-specific intervention probes, comprehensive assessments like NWEA-MAP).  These may be implemented and analyzed at the student, small group, classroom, grade, and school level to determine effectiveness of instruction and to guide instructional decision making.

Guidelines for administration vary based on purpose and assessment selected.
New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Reading Scores

Below is the link to view/download document:

NECAP is a large-scale accountability measure to assist schools with school-level evaluation of the overall effectiveness of their educational program.


NECAP (Reading) is administered in October in grades 3-8 and 11.

Microsoft Word Symbol Microsoft Word format. You can download a free reader from Microsoft.

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