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Bureau of Accountability and Assessment


The mission of this Bureau is to improve the achievement of students by providing educational leadership though accountability. This office is responsible for

  • Coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of the statewide assessment system which includes measurement of student learning in mathematics, English language arts and science, as well as the NH Alternate Assessment, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and ACCESS for English language learners;
  • Analyzing data to determine progress on statewide performance targets (including district and school level data) and providing technical assistance to schools in understanding assessment data;
  • Identifying Priority and Focus Schools;
  • Developing and revising the state’s content standards (New Hampshire College- and Career Ready Standards) and providing requested technical assistance to schools around instructional strategies for these content areas; and
  • Providing a continuous improvement approach through a school approval process to ensure all schools are meeting the state’s minimum standards for providing an adequate education for students.

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New Hampshire's Assessment and Accountability Data Systems

Assessment Tests


Accountability & Improvement System - ESEA Flexibility/Waiver
Assessment NH Accountability System
Alternate Assessment Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Charter Schools Committees
Curriculum, Instruction Notices and Memos
School Improvement Public School Approval

Scott Mantie, Ph.D.
Administrator - Curriculum, Instruction
and Assessment, Smarter Balanced, NECAP, Alternative Assessments, NAEP, Curriculum Frameworks
(603) 271-3844
Scott.Mantie@doe.nh.gov
Tam Feener
Program Specialist
(603) 271-0054
Tamara.Feener@doe.nh.gov
Delbert (Skip) Haley
Program Assistant
(603) 271-3194
Delbert.Haley@doe.nh.gov

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711