Blog Archive

Category: Assessment

Classroom Assessment including Performance Assessment

Demonstrated Success Helps Schools in Math Improvement

February 12, 2019

Select Columns LayoutSchool improvement is challenging. There are so many initiatives that administrators and teachers consider in hopes of improving student learning. And while some of these approaches may be effective many are the flavor […]

Are Classroom Reading Groups the Best Way to Teach Reading?

October 14, 2018

​ Select Columns LayoutAre Classroom Reading Groups the Best Way to Teach Reading? Maybe Not. DS Professional Development Specialist and veteran teacher, Sarah Galligher reflects on a recent EdWeek article. Have you finished your benchmark assessments? Tis […]

NEA Fall Instructional Conference

October 05, 2018

Insert Image Insert Image On Friday, October 5th the NEA-NH hosted their Fall Instructional Conference in Bow.  With 540 educators attending, Demonstrated Success sent Professional Development Specialist, Sarah Galligher to take part in this energizing […]

Day at Wilton

September 24, 2018

On Tuesday August 28th, one of the hottest days of the year, I spent the day in the air-conditioned library at the Florence Rideout Elementary school in Wilton, NH.   There, the principal, Tim O’Connell, […]

NHSAS Reporting Structure

July 12, 2018

Select Columns Layout Select Columns Layout Select Columns LayoutResults from the new State Assessment (SAS) are out and ready to be reviewed.   We hope in the fall that all grade teams from 3rd through 8th […]

Competency Education Blog

March 21, 2018

Select Columns Layout It is with tremendous gratitude to our panelists and attendees, that our team at Demonstrated Success celebrates the success of our first ever Competency Panel/Workshop on February 6th.  Rich, insightful questions from […]

January 23rd Winter Consortium Workshop

January 23, 2018

Select Columns Layout Select Columns Layout Select Columns Layout Select Columns LayoutJanuary 23, 2018 – Winter NH Consortium Workshop In true New England style we had to pay close attention to the weather before the second […]

Timberlane is on the Move!

January 09, 2018

Insert Image Select Columns LayoutTimberlane school district is on the move! Like so many other school districts in NH, Timberlane is adopting new practices in teaching and learning, assessment, grading and reporting tied to a […]

Incredible October 24th Consortium Workshop

December 11, 2017

Insert Image Insert Image  October 24, 2017 (Concord, NH): Consortium Members get together for their Fall Workshop: Using Data, Developing Assessments, and Grading in a Competency Based SettingThere is never enough time; however, in the […]

2017-18 New Hampshire State Assessment System (NH SAS)

October 10, 2017

2017-18 New Hampshire State Assessment System (NH SAS)With the change from SBAC to the new NH SAS, educators have questions to help prepare for this years assessment and to understand what has changed. Following are […]

PLC Teams with Intention

October 06, 2017

Successful transition to competency based education requires that teachers and administrators effectively collaborate to implement a myriad of changes such as student driven classroom practices, performance assessments, and revised grading and reporting systems. Because of […]

Effective Systems for Data Use

August 23, 2017

​ In larger districts, establishing consistent K-12 data practices in multiple buildings can be challenging. A foundation of consistent district-wide protocols and systematic communication with stakeholders is the first step. In Salem School District, a […]

Standards Linked to Curriculum Development

August 14, 2017

Much of the work we do at Demonstrated Success relates to curriculum development. In order to develop or enhance curricula, administrators and teachers need to understand where they are in relation to their goals/standards. It’s […]

Making Instructional Change Through Assessment

July 24, 2017

Grade level teams at Marston School in Hampton, NH had already completed the arduous work of sifting through the Common Core Standards to articulate competency statements for literacy in grades 3-5. Teachers were thoughtful and […]