This website has been created to be a source for teachers and families at East Kingston Elementary School, to further everyone's understanding of the Common CORE and the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The history of how the Common CORE came to be can be found by clicking "Common CORE Standards", on the left hand side. Also, under websites, families can read about skill expectations by the grade level of their child. This site will grow and change in time, but I hope it serves as a place where teachers can share resources with each other and families, and fine tune their already wonderful instruction!
If you are looking to access the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, or to view the recent Smarter Balanced Presentation at our school, please click on the Helpful Websites tab. Both of these items are listed at the top of that page.
-Emily Darby, Literacy Coach
Did you know that New Hampshire is moving towards Competency-Based Education? SAU 16 has hired Rose Colby to help guide all of our schools in implementing this process. Rose is a Competency-Based Learning and Assessment Specialist assisting schools throughout the United States in designing high quality competency, assessment and grading systems. A New Hampshire resident, Rose is a motivational speaker and presenter in the areas of competency-based learning, digital learners, differentiation, and school leadership. She is an author, a consultant to the NH Department of Education, an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership at Plymouth State University, has been a partner in the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and has served as Principal in Residence for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
To see firsthand what Competency Education is and Rose Colby’s work entails within SAU 16, watch this webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx6MpZ_dVxw