Across New Hampshire and Beyond

Partnering with Research

improving student learning in partnership with research towards large-scale change

We want to understand how work-study practices (aka success skills aka deeper learning competencies aka essential skills and dispositions) are being implemented and scaled to inform educators in New Hampshire and other states as they build the capacity needed to fully adopt and adapt best practices for assessing success skills.

Education leaders in New Hampshire have started with an established research framework, the Essential Skills and Dispositions, and are working to translate this framework for use in the development of performance tasks that embed work study practices into their design. Using translated, grade banded rubrics, classroom teachers implement tasks that can be assessed in a developmentally appropriate manner. Students are presented with friendly and usable tools that tie back to the original research-based framework.


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