An Alternative To Standardized Tests Gets Green Light In N.H.

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All across the country this spring, students will have to take a new set of standardized tests, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Early indications are the test will be significantly more difficult than many states’ current tests, and teachers and administrators are anxious.

But in New Hampshire, four school districts have received federal approval to conduct a first-of-its-kind pilot program, which will mean cutting in half the number of times students take the statewide test, from seven to three.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sam Evans-Brown of New Hampshire Public Radio reports that instead, the schools will give students assessments written by local teachers.


This segment aired on March 10, 2015.


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