Common Core in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire College and Career Ready Standards

Though New Hampshire adopted all of the Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics, the state has taken a largely hands-off approach to implementation leaving curriculum development in the hands of local school districts.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Hampshire will begin using SBAC assessments in spring 2015.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Students who take New Hampshire’s current statewide assessment (NECAP) are already part of a longitudinal system tracking students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Common Core Legislation

HB 1508 attempted to strike down the Common Core in New Hampshire altogether, including assessments, curriculum, and teacher evaluations. This bill was voted down by the New Hampshire House in March.


HB 1239 would require the state to release more data on the cost of the Common Core before the standards could be implemented. HB 1262 restricts the availability of student data and limits the ability to collect, store, and share student assessment results. HB 1586 prohibits the collection of student data via video monitoring and other forms of surveillance, unless by parental consent.


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in New Hampshire

Representative Peterson
Opposes CC

Representative Baldasaro
Opposes CC

Representative Murotake
Opposes CC

Representative Cordelli
Opposes CC

Representative White
Supports CC

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Updated: 5/26/2014