In this Issue

New Report Release Event

On Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm EST we will present and discuss the second of a two-part study, Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males in Boston Public Schools.


Boston Public Schools (BPS) commissioned the Center for Collaborative Education and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University to prepare two studies as part of BPS' efforts to address achievement gaps for Black and Latino males.Collectively, the reports represent the most comprehensive set of findings and recommendations to date about the educational experience of Black and Latino males in BPS.


Please join us for a conversation about what's been done and what we have yet to do as a community. John McDonough, Boston Public School's Interim Superintendent, will provide opening remarks. Rahn Dorsey, Chief of Education, City of Boston, will moderate a discussion with panelists and attendees.

Seating is limited. The registration link below contains more details about the event.


New Hampshire's Performance Assessment for Competency Education Pilot Approved
The Center for Collaborative Education is pleased to have partnered with the New Hampshire Dept. of Education (NHDOE) as it pursued and obtained U.S. Dept. of Education approval to  pilot a  first-in-the-nation accountability strategy,  Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE), in four school districts.  The PACE pilot design reintegrates assessment and accountability by using a balance of multiple measures including local and cross-district performance assessments embedded in a student's day-to-day work, rather than only using standardized tests. 

CCE with the   National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment  are building NH educators' capacity to develop their new locally managed assessment process for accountability purposes.  Our  Quality Performance Assessment staff has worked to train and empower teachers to develop and integrate performance assessments that are embedded in rich curriculum with instructional support. With curriculum embedded performance assessments, students can demonstrate  complex thinking and problem solving in rich, performance tasks that require inquiry and the justification of their thinking and decisions.

Though the federal approval is not part of the NH NCLB waiver, it will  pave the way for other school districts to participate in subsequent years and  provide valuable information into how testing could work in the future.

Congratulations NHDOE and the hard working PACE pilot districts - Sanborn Regional, Rochester, Epping and Souhegan. We're thrilled to be a part of it!


Related Resources: 

NH Educator speaks about CCE's Quality Performance Assessment initiative
NH Educator speaks about CCE's Quality Performance Assessment Initiative

Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute
July 13-16, Boston, MA.  More info
Job Opening
CCE is seeking a  Research Associate to assist with research and evaluation activities for various projects on a range of topics in education, including English language learners, performance assessment and STEM; and work with program and administrative staff from across the organization.  View job announcement.
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