NH Statewide Assessment System

Assessments are used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards; and, ultimately how ready students are for college and career education and training.

New Hampshire students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the general statewide assessment for English language arts (ELA)/writing and mathematics.

  • Grades 3-8 students will take the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) for ELA/writing and mathematics
  • Grade 11 students will take the College Board School Day SAT

New Hampshire students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will also take the general statewide assessment for science.

  • Grades 5, 8 and 11 students will take the NH Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) for science (no longer NECAP)
  • Science is administered in grade 5, not grade 4

The New Hampshire Department of Education also offers the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) for ELA, mathematics and science as the alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

ACCESS 2.0 is New Hampshire's language proficiency assessment. Federal law requires that all EL students who qualify for English language proficiency services must take the ACCESS 2.0 yearly until the student achieves the exit criteria set by the State.

NH Statewide Assessment

Assessments are used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards – and ultimately how ready students are for college and career education and training.

New Hampshire students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the common statewide assessment for English language arts (ELA)/writing and mathematics. Grade 5 students will also take the common statewide assessment for science.

All summative assessments (ELA/Writing, Math and Science) will be taken in the spring. More details to follow.

Practice and Training Tests

These tests are for students to practice using the tools and features available within the online system.