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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.


Melissa White
Administrator for Academics & Assessment
[email protected]