Competencies, English Standards & Research

Goal: Create opportunities for every learner to “receive a rigorous and personalized education” through a “course of study that allows (each person) to learn in a deep, meaningful and practical way”. 

                                                 –New Hampshire Department of Education

  SOURCE:“New Hampshire High School Transformation.” New Hampshire Department of Education, NHDOE, innovations/ hs_redesign/index.htm 

Londonderry Schools: District-Wide Competencies

Londonderry Portrait of a Graduate_V2.pdf
Comp 1_Communication and Collaboration .pdf
Comp 2_Critical and Creative Thinking_Problem Solving.pdf
Comp 3_Self Directed.pdf
Comp 4_Engaged Citizen.pdf

LHS: English Standards 

  The standards indicated below align with the NCTE/IRA Standards  and the New Hampshire Common Core State Standards

Reading Standards 20-21.pdf
Writing Standards 20-21_V2.pdf
LSV Standards 20-21.pdf
Research Standards 20-21.pdf
Technology Standards 20-21.pdf

Assessment of Competency

A summative assessment is a performance task (such as a paper, project, or presentation) through which the learner demonstrates competency. 

Through formative work, learners have the opportunity to develop the foundation needed successfully demonstrate competency through a summative assessment. 


Before a summative assessment  grade becomes final, the learner will have the opportunity to create a trend through reassessment or revision. 

Research: Competencies and English Standards 

What are "Essential Skills"?

Department of Education: New Hampshire

US Department of Education

International Society for Technology in Education

American Library Association: Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Center for Collaborative Education: What is a QPA?

Quality Performance Assessment Resources

"Does Competency-Based Education Make the Grade? "

Click here to listen to a  great NH Public Radio podcast from The Exchange with Laura Knoy and then explore the videos to learn more.