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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.

/ May 9, 2018

How One New Hampshire District is Leveraging Success Skills in a Competency-Based System

By Jonathan G. Vander Els, Director of Innovative Projects for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative and Sarah Kiley, Epping School District Teacher and Work Study Practices Coordinator   New Hampshire Overview: Over the past three years, a number of New Hampshire schools have been focusing on how the integration of success skills (or Work Study […]

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/ March 9, 2018

Highlighting Deeper Learning Competencies in New Hampshire

It is hard to argue the importance that being a strong collaborator, an articulate communicator, a self-directed learner, and a creative problem solver has on a person’s success in today’s world. In fact, a recent analysis by Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post on an article written by Cathy Davidson highlighting how Google culled data […]

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/ February 13, 2018

What does your school look like through a student’s eyes?

Beginning February 19, 2018, educators across the world will pack their backpack, throw on sneakers, and immerse themselves in a student’s life for a day. The Shadow a Student Challenge is a fun, illuminating, and supportive journey where educators come together to empathize with their students and then take small steps to improve their school. […]

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/ January 20, 2018

Our Quest to Personalize Competency-Based Learning in New Hampshire

By Jonathan G. Vander Els, M.Ed., Ed.S. and Debra Holloway, Ph.D. –originally published on EdWeek, January 9, 2018 New Hampshire’s Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) has been a quest to deepen and personalize competency-based learning for all students.  During the 2016-2017 school year, we attempted to confront two significant barriers hindering the advancement of competency-based […]

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/ August 19, 2017

NHli Announces New Executive Director

PDF: NHli Announces New Executive Director   The New Hampshire Learning Initiative Announces New Executive Director The New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI) announced today that effective August 7, 2017, Ellen Hume-Howard will join the organization to assume Executive Director functions and continue to lead curriculum development in PACE (Performance Assessment of Competency Education).  Jonathan G. […]

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/ June 6, 2017

Competency-Based Learning – Another New Hampshire Advantage

New Hampshire is a national leader in the Competency-Based Learning movement, having piloted CBL practices in the late 1990’s and moving, as a State, to universal expectations for Competency-Based Learning beginning in 2009.  New Hampshire is engaged with the United States Education Department in a first-in-the-nation Competency-Based Learning assessment program known as PACE – Performance Assessment […]

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