... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 5:41pm
... (not verified) - 2 February 2016 - 5:22pm
Oppose HB 1240. It's another "bait and switch" bill from Rep. Ladd to enable PACE.
Here's the link to the bill:
This bill pretends to authorize “locally designed” assessments as an alternative to the statewide assessment. However, the State department of education is the gatekeeper, approving all statewide assessments.
... (not verified) - 22 January 2016 - 12:32pm
Re-defining "competencies" in HB 1366 is a minor change to state law, but it could turn the tide wrt federal reforms. See testimony to House Education Committee below.
CURRICULUM is locally decided. This is critical. Curriculum is more than just lessons and academic content. It also includes methods and means of instruction, the goals or objectives, and rubrics for grading, which is why we cannot allow Rep. Ladd to change and narrow the statutory definition of "curriculum" in HB 1239.
doris - 22 January 2016 - 12:30pm
... (not verified) - 1 December 2015 - 6:12pm
It's time that parents started demanding that the NH Department of Education follow the law. The Department released the results of the Smarter Balanced assessments on November 12, 2015.
Under RSA 193-C:10, parents may ask to INSPECT & REVIEW their child's assessment materials: the questions asked and the child's answers, plus any instructions given or supplementary materials related to the assessment.
... (not verified) - 1 December 2015 - 5:39pm
The NH Commissioner of Education promised the US Education Department that she would transition all NH school districts over to the controversial PACE (Performance Assessment Competency Education) program in her 2015 ESEA (No Child Left Behind) Waiver. The NH legislature refused to authorize PACE program which was proposed in HB 323. The state Senate eliminated PACE from the bill.
... (not verified) - 19 October 2015 - 2:41pm
On October 13th, the Nashua Board of Education voted that their superintendent release the preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment results to the Board members prior to the NH Department of Education's November 12th scheduled timeline, giving the superintendent a October 21st deadline.
You can watch to the 10/13/15 Nashua Board of Education meeting using this link:
doris - 11 July 2015 - 9:03am
U.S. HOUSE Betrays Parents & Passes the
Student Success Act, reauthorizing No Child Left Behind
The HOUSE vote on HR 5 was 218 to 213
... (not verified) - 26 June 2015 - 9:01am
This bill merely acknowledges that parents have the RIGHT to direct their child's education -- which includes REFUSING to allow their own child to participate in an assessment, which they perceive to be inappropriate for them.
doris - 8 June 2015 - 5:42pm