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Monday, November 14, 2016

New Hampshire Students Score at the Top on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Science Assessment

According to the NH Dept. of Education:  "Along with Virginia, Vermont and Department of Defense students, New Hampshire grade 4 students, on average, continue to have the highest performance compared to grade 4 students in all other states and jurisdictions throughout the nation on the NAEP Science assessment. For grade 8, New Hampshire students shared the top spot with Utah, Vermont and Department of Defense students....The achievement of New Hampshire students with a disability was also commendable. For grade 4, New Hampshire students with a disability shared the highest proficiency achievement with Massachusetts, Kentucky and Department of Defense students while grade 8 New Hampshire students with a disability had higher achievement than all participating states throughout the nation."

"NAEP, also known as The Nation's Report Card, is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts. "

1 comment:

Degreed, but worked for a living said...

The dilemma in this country, not just Moultonborough, is "college" is not for everyone. Nor does a college education guaranty a job, as it might have in the past.

Those of us that viewed the documentary, "Most Likely To Succeed" last night at the MA auditorium, were provided with statistics that show cause.

The very point of the flick was "Tests" are not the ultimate bellwether of success, in today's society and culture. Jobs, and making a living, no matter how good, with a mindset of being happy, are the ultimate barometer of success.

It is clear in this documentary, if you believe statistical data makes information, not data by itself, that the present educational system, does not accommodate, present and future students, for the life they will face.