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Read about current challenges in education and assessment, and see how NHLI has successfully supported states, districts and schools in rethinking assessments and learning systems to help students prepare better for college, career and life.

/ April 14, 2020

A Picture of What They Really Know: Reflections on Grading in a Time of Remote Learning

Grading is complex. It is an important form of feedback loop between teachers and students and depending on the grading practices of the instructor can convey how well the student is mastering the objectives of the learning (mastery-based grading) or the student’s performance relative to other students in the class (norm-referenced grading).

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/ April 13, 2020

Silver Linings: Observations of Self-Directed Behavior in an Online Environment

There has always been a clear recognition of the importance of the critical competencies of communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-direction for success in the “real world” by teachers, parents, community members, and local business leaders. The “why” has never really been a question. However, providing opportunities for application of these skills in real-world situations that can transfer outside the walls of the school has been a question that educators have been grappling with.

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/ March 26, 2020

Take Time for Wellness – Even in Remote Learning

Many classrooms around New Hampshire have, in recent years, incorporated wellness activities into their daily routine for both elementary students and for teens. Teachers have seen the benefits of starting the class with a minute or two of relaxation or breaking up an intense lesson with a physical stretch or short yoga break. In fact, wellness breaks throughout the day are invaluable for a growing, elastic brain and actually increase learning capacity.

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