Nashua board to hear about new writing course
For the past four years, more than half of Nashua's 11th grade students scored either partially proficient or substantially below proficient on the annual NECAP assessment tests.
The district spent $10,400 to develop the new freshman writing course, which included $6,000 for materials, $2,400 for curriculum writing and $2,000 for ongoing professional development.
The administration is seeking an additional $3,000 for professional development that will give teachers an opportunity to review the course and make needed adjustments. And according to a summary from the administration, students will need more access to technology since writing and editing assignments should be done on computers.
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