Student Assessment Scores Stable After Move To New System

STOWE, NH (AP) – New Hampshire education officials say the transition to a new statewide assessment system has gone smoothly. The state switched from the Smarter Balanced assessment program to the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment system this year. Educators met last week to analyze whether the results were compatible, and the Department of Education says they found stable and continued strong results. The analysis found that a high percentage of students who scored the proficient level remained stable or improved in math compared to last year. And in language arts, nearly half the students improved or stayed the same.