Nashua school board eyes ways to individualize education
The Ad Hoc Goals and Objectives Committee, which has taken on the task of drafting a set of one-, two- and three-year goals for the district, is looking at ways teachers can capitalize on individual student strengths and meet individual needs.
School administrators have been developing student performance profiles which include a one-page “Kid Grid,” a chart of grades and test scores. According to a district report, teachers spend the first couple weeks of the new school year figuring out what kids know and what they need to learn. The performance profiles could jump-start that process by giving them information to help assess individual kids and classes as a group.But BOE members felt the numbers offered a limited picture of students, particularly in terms of individualize education.
Hallowell also said profiles based on quantitative data were limited.
“The kid grid is all grades and test scores,” he said. “It doesn’t tell you what kids are interested in, what motivates them.”
Muise said writing student histories would overburden teachers, especially at the middle and high schools where the staff teach multiple classes and have 80 to 100 students.
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Bridge renovation will impact Somersworth traffic - 0
- Removal process begins for Boscawen-Canterbury bridge - 1
- Rail study: Three stations for Nashua - 0
- Control of 18-mile stretch of track could affect commuter rail's return to NH - 5
- Potholes expected to plague NH drivers until weather warms - 2
- Popularity of I-93 high-speed tolls spurs surge in EZ Pass use - 5
- Study finds demand for Manchester-Concord public transit - 7
- New Hampshire begins spring ritual: posting road weight limits - 0
- NH DOT to seek bids to build new bridge over Mascoma River in Lebanon - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Authorities detonate suspicious package left near Boston Marathon finish line on one-year anniversary of bombing - 0
- Flooding shuts down North Country highways - 0
- Officials say Northfield man presumed drowned after 'Polar Plunge' - 0
- Legislative committees move 4.2-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase closer to reality - 6
- Northfield man presumed dead after 'Polar Plunge' in Bristol - 1
- Power restored to downtown Manchester - 0
- Supreme Court: Liquor Commission, trial judge did not follow right-to-know law - 1
- Driver identified in fatal Northumberland crash - 0
- AG agrees man who killed woman, 70, in Littleton hotel was insane at time - 1
Premium spike: Obamacare costs NH
Flooding shuts down North Country highways
Rep. Shea-Porter honored for efforts to aid in health care by National Association of Community Health Centers