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Assessment Systems

Welcome to the SAU #88 Lebanon School District Assessment page! 

The purpose of this page is to provide information on local, state, and national assessment systems used in the Lebanon School District.
This page is currently under construction.  
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

Spring 2015 marked a new era of state assessment in New Hampshire.  Students in grades 3-8 and 11 participated in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing for the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.  These tests replace NECAP testing in English Language Arts and Mathematics that were utilized for 10 years in New Hampshire schools.

NEW!  SBAC Testing information for Families - Spring 2016
2016 Year-2 Letter for Lebanon Families - provides general testing schedule and information for Lebanon students in Grades 3-8
2016 SBAC Checklist for Families - suggests 5 Tips to Help Students Prepare for Testing

2016 Family Playbook for SBAC Testing - provides insights into test questions and expectations

Link to NH SBAC Portal
This portal contains information, resources, and training materials for students, staff, and families.

Link to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
This link contains information and resources about SBAC and the design of a balanced assessment system.

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)


All four Lebanon Schools use NWEA - Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in reading and mathematics for grades K through 10.  Typically assessments are given in the fall and spring timeframes.  However, some schools are administering them only once.  NWEA Assessments are designed to inform instructional programming and provide ways to measure student growth in the areas of reading and mathematics.

For the 2015-2106 school year, NWEA Skills Navigator is being used with K-4 students at Hanover Street and Mount Lebanon Elementary Schools.  Skills Navigator is a tool to support regular monitoring of student attainment of specific skills and concepts for reading and mathematics.

For more information on NWEA Assessments click here.

SAT Testing for Grade 11 - Lebanon High School

The New Hampshire Department of Education has decided to replace the 11th grade Smarter Balanced statewide assessment with the College Board’s SAT in the spring of 2016. The SAT will be at no cost for 11th grade students, all of whom are required to take the assessment. Although the Math and English language Arts sections of the SAT are mandatory, the writing portion is optional.


Known by most as a college entrance exam, the SAT is already familiar to many students and educators in the state. There are several value-added components that will benefit New Hampshire educators, families, and schools with the implementation of the SAT, including:

  • It ensures that all students, regardless of economic circumstances, are able to use this exam to consider higher education opportunities. The SAT typically costs individual students over $50.

  • A redesigned SAT that focuses on the skills and knowledge that evidence shows are needed most for college and career success. The redesigned exam reflects what students are already learning in their classrooms.

  • Free, personalized SAT practice resources from Khan Academy. The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide all students with free anytime/anywhere access to online, interactive resources  and will include official SAT practice questions and full-length tests.

  • Money-saving scholarship opportunities and college application fee waivers. By opting in to the College Board’s Student Search Service®, New Hampshire students will be connected to scholarship and financial aid opportunities from more than 1,200 colleges, universities, scholarship programs, and educational organizations. In addition, all low-income SAT takers in New Hampshire who meet the criteria outlined in the College Board’s RFP response will receive four college application fee test waivers to use at over 2,000 participating institutions.

Click here for more information about NH's SAT program.
Renaissance Place (STAR Assessments)

Summer School Staff - please use this link to log into Renaissance Place (STAR Assessments)

STAR Assessment is being used in grades 5-8 at Lebanon Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year to provide additional information to help track student progress and growth, as well as help identify student supports and interventions.
To learn more about STAR Assessment click here.

Science NECAP Testing for Grades 4, 8, and 11