New England Secondary School Consortium

High School Redesign in Action

is the New England Secondary School Consortium’s annual conference for educators across the country to share success stories, exchange best practices, and continue to build momentum for innovations that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century. 

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What Are Student Portfolios?

How can teachers accurately determine whether students have acquired essential but hard-to-measure skills such as critical thinking, or group collaboration? One strategy is the student portfolio.

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Common Data Project

The five state education agencies (SEAs) participating in the NESSC have been collecting, calculating, and reporting data using consistent procedures and methodologies developed by a regional team of data specialists from the departments and agencies of education.
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56 New England Colleges and Universities Support Proficiency-Based Learning

See who signed our collegiate endorsement of Proficiency-Based Education and Graduation.

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The Glossary of Education Reform

Created by the Great Schools Partnership, the Glossary of Education Reform is a comprehensive online resource that describes widely used school-improvement terms, concepts, and strategies for journalists, parents, and community members.

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Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified

Developed by the Great Schools Partnership, Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified helps schools develop efficient and effective standards-based systems that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers and communities of the 21st century.

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What Are Personal Learning Plans?

Personal learning plans can bring greater focus and purpose to the decisions students make about their education.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 19

    Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning

    Participants will explore approaches to instructional planning and practices that support equity, rigor, and personalization. This institute will honor the professional expertise of the participants while also providing opportunities for learning, collaboration, and inquiry.

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