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Evans, Carla M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2019
New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) pilot received a waiver from federal statutory requirements related to state annual achievement testing starting in the 2014-15 school year. PACE is considered an "innovative" assessment and accountability system because performance assessments are used to help…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Performance Based Assessment
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy; Snyder, Jon; Wilczak, Katie – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This paper reviews state strategies for incorporating performance assessment in policy and practice. Specifically, the paper reviews the use of performance assessment in 12 states in the Innovation Lab Network, a group committed to developing systems of assessment that provide meaningful measures of college and career readiness. This review…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Accountability
Gittell, Ross; Hieronymus, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
New England colleges and universities are often presented as a source of economic advantage in the New England states for providing a strong talent pool for regional employers. Yet, many state officials and others are questioning the efficacy of colleges and universities in serving regional labor market needs, as employers across New England are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coaching (Performance), Talent Development, College Students
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Malloy, JoAnne M.; Bohanon, Hank; Francoeur, Kathryn – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2018
The quality of a school's social environment is critically related to student outcomes, including academic performance, attendance, student behavior, and high school completion rates. New Hampshire engaged in a dropout prevention initiative between 2006 and 2012 that focused on implementation of the multitiered Positive Behavioral Interventions…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, High Schools, Case Studies, High School Students
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Harding, Jeffrey; Parker, Maggie C.; Toutkoushian, Rob – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background/Context: Prior research has stressed the importance of timing in the college choice process, especially as it relates to receiving early information and making plans and decisions. Little has been done, however, in terms of empirically demonstrating how soon students make their decisions about college and the ways in which the timing of…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Applicants, Decision Making, Time Perspective
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Marcus, Jon – Education Next, 2017
Match Beyond, launched in late 2013, offers accelerated degree programs through a pioneering approach that combines online education--provided by a partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)--with intensive coaching and support, including job-placement counseling. This small-scale strategy exposes the need for flexibility and personal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Students, At Risk Students
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Chaplen, Michele; Fleese, Kelly – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2016
In response to the unique needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, the New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education has funded the Deaf Education Initiative which supports New Hampshire's schools and families in improving the educational outcomes of the state's children and youth with hearing loss. The initiative…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, State Programs, Training
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Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon; Silverman, Stephen – High School Journal, 2016
Recommendations for using and implementing fitness tests have been extensively researched and teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests are beginning to be studied. Less understood is how high school teachers use fitness tests and the role their attitudes toward fitness tests affect students' attitudes toward physical activity. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
Gittell, Ross; Hitchcock, Jeremy – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This article reports on a skills gap problem experienced in New England states where the economy has improved, but economic opportunity and skills gaps contribute to slower growth in employment, income, and social mobility. The article suggests ways to overcome this gap by building stronger bridges between education and employment…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, Job Skills, Higher Education, Employment Potential
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Schuh, Mary C.; Sundar, Vidyalakshmi; Hagner, David C. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015
Youth with disabilities, compared with their typical peers, have a higher likelihood of dropping out of school and experience poorer transition outcomes. Evidence supports programs and interventions focusing on inclusive education and leadership skills results in successful transition to college and career. This article describes the experiences…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Friendship, Student Empowerment
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Katz, Raul L.; Felix, Max; Gubernick, Madlen – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
Assuming that, given the processes of technology diffusion, adolescent behavior forecasts future consumption of digital information, it would seem pertinent to study the characteristics of teenager technology use. This research asks: What are the key patterns regarding the use of technology platforms by teenagers? Is technology usage among…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Information Technology, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Mercier, Kevin; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of high school students toward fitness testing. An instrument containing 18 items and four factors measuring student's attitudes toward fitness testing: cognitive, affect-enjoyment, affect-feelings, and affect-teacher was completed by 524 boys and 675 girls (N = 1199). MANOVA indicated…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Fitness, Gender Differences
Olson, Cathy Applefeld – Teaching Music, 2013
When a music teacher is named Teacher of the Year for an entire state, one just know a special story awaits. The narrative of Heidi Welch, director of music at Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire, does not disappoint. Welch, who grew up in abject poverty and was often homeless, developed her love of music through memorizing and singing…
Descriptors: Music, High Schools, Music Teachers, Music Theory
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Hagner, David; Kurtz, Alan; Cloutier, Heidi; Arakelian, Caroline; Brucker, Debra L.; May, Janet – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2012
A three-component intervention was implemented with 47 youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as they transitioned from high school to adult life. The youth, ages 16 to 19 years, were randomly assigned to a Year 1 group or a Year 2 group. Participants in the Year 1 group received a transition planning intervention consisting of (a) group…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Program Implementation, Pretests Posttests
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2012
Brittany Rollins is hanging out a lot at the local animal shelter this year. Delving into the issue of pet euthanasia and writing about it will help her earn English/language arts credits toward graduation. The 17-year-old senior at Newfound Regional High School, in the rural central New Hampshire town of Bristol, is part of one of the most…
Descriptors: Competence, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Level, Nontraditional Education
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