All Students Deserve a Quality Education

Our partnership with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative is instrumental to our path towards active, engaged, and innovative student-centered learning. We are grateful to work with people who understand the unique strengths and challenges of our K-8 school and assist us in creating a plan that works for our school district.

- Sondra Brake, Principal, Plainfield Elementary School

I have walked the assessment journey for many years having worn many hats. The work that we have done with NHLI on PACE tasks has been some of the most professionally rewarding work I've done thus far. The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other districts to co-construct meaningful and authentic performance assessments makes us ALL better. And it's the right thing to do for students.

- Mr. Chris Demers, Assessment Coordinator, Concord School District

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Quality Performance Assessment Institute — Nashua

December 9

Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) provides educators with a flexible framework and set of tools to use in designing performance assessments...

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October 9 2019, November 6 2019, December 9 2019, March 3 2020

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PACE Leadership: Supporting Student-Centered Learning and Equity

December 9

It is challenging to lead a community of educators and students when building a student-centered learning system that provides equitable...

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Quality Performance Assessment Institute — Lincoln

December 10

Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) provides educators with a flexible framework and set of tools to use in designing performance assessments...

Recurring Event

October 10 2019, November 7 2019, December 10 2019, March 4 2020

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Our Stories

/ December 9, 2019

How School Districts in New Hampshire are Bringing Essential Skills to their Students

School districts across New Hampshire are working to embed essential skills like self-direction, communication, collaboration and creativity into their classrooms.  Improving kids learning means getting the tools, resources and rationales to teachers.

Building Essential Skills Today (BEST) for the Future is an effort to elevate the teaching and assessment of essential skills in our schools.

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/ December 5, 2019

Professional Learning that Matters

When you think about professional development in education it is reasonable to picture what most of us have experienced; full day workshops of “sit and get” and a “hope” that what was communicated in five hours will somehow miraculously change our practice. Or perhaps it is the “Wild West” professional learning approach, where one struts out on their own to pursue what they are personally interested in, only to find that alignment to district and school goals, or even educational strategies, proves problematic.  

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/ November 25, 2019

Introducing BEST for the Future

Building Essential Skills Today (BEST) for the Future is an effort to elevate the teaching and assessment of essential skills in our schools. BEST is working to shift how students learn and demonstrate essential skills like communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-direction.

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