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History and Archives

Information on the Development of ICT Literacy Standards in NH

Archives of presentations given in the past, and the time line of events leading up to the current state of the ICT Literacy Standards in New Hampshire..


ICT Literacy Timeline of Key Events















NCLB Act passes and includes tech literacy Goal


NH State Board of Education initiates revision of state standards


Standards revision process continues with review of national standards, committee work, public hearings, etc.

July 2005

NH School Approval Standards take effect. Former computer literacy section becomes ICT Literacy and includes portfolio requirement.

Winter 2005-06

NHDOE begins tech assistance to districts regarding the new standards

Spring 2006

NHDOE with local PD centers host spring workshops connecting standards to curriculum

Summer 2006

NHDOE and local PD centers conduct ICT Summer Institute. Six institute teams create case studies and sample portfolios.

Winter 2006-07

Online PD course developed for OPEN NH initiative (Engaging K12 Students with Digital Portfolios)

Spring 2007

Portfolio study conducted re: student engagement and achievement

Summer 2007

Portfolio course piloted by OPEN NH

Fall 2007

Ed tech grants support year-long series of digital portfolio PD sessions for school teams

Winter/Spring 2008

Digital portfolio PD offerings continue. Portfolio course offered again by OPEN NH.

February 2008

Annual school tech survey provides data on progress with ICT and portfolio assessment

Summer 2008

Begin to identify model projects and accompanying rubrics to use for common assessment tools statewide

Winter 2009

Ed tech grants support statewide team to enroll in and complete online OPEN NH course on rubric development.
NHDOE sponsors a "Gallery Walk" for school districts to view possible portfolio solutions.

Spring-Fall 2009
Statewide team develops and pilots common rubrics
Winter 2010
Plans underway to disseminate common rubrics to other NH schools for optional adoption
Tech Planning Committee considers updates to Ed 306.42 as minimum standards for public school approval begin revision process
March 2014
State Board of Education adopts the new Minimum Standards for Public School Approval.
Winter 2015
ICT Toolkit is revised to reflect new ICT Literacy Standards.
July 2015
New ICT Literacy Standards take effect as ED 306.421 replaces Ed 306.42
January 2016
The old ICT Literacy Standards 306.42 go back into effect due to clerical error that invalidates updates to Minimum Standards. NHDOE Technical Advisory
March 2016
The old Office of Educaitonal Technology develops an ICT Literacy Program Guidance Document to help bridge the old Ed 306.42 (2005) to the new ISTE Standards for Students and more modern interpretations of ICT Literacy not in the current Minimum Standards. NHDOE Digital Literacy Program Guidance
April 2019
New Hampshire Educational Technology gathers Ed Tech stakeholders to draft an update of Ed 306.42 that can be brought to the Professional Standards Board for approval and recommendation to the State Board of Education for adoption.


View presentation (PDF) from Boston University - Making Learning Visible: Forum on ePortfolios K-16 - September 2008

View presentation from June 2008 NECC Panel Session on "Assessing Student Technology Literacy"

View presentation from June 2008 NECC Poster Session called "Using Digital Portfolios for ICT Literacy Assessment"

View presentation slides from (May, 2008) NH Educational Media Association Conference in Nashua, NH (note... same slides as NHASP conference)

View presentation slides from (January, 2008) NH Association of School Principals Conference on Literacy in Concord, NH

Digital Portfolio PD Sessions at Local Educational Support Centers in 2007-08

View presentation slides from (Feb 2007) NH School Administrators Association (NHSAA) Best Practices Conference - Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

View presentation slides from (Spring 2006) ICT Info Sessions

View presentation slides from (Jan/Feb 2006) ICT Info Sessions

View ICT Questionnaire 2006 numerical results (PDF)

View ICT Questionnaire 2006 narrative report (PDF)

List of ICT Sessions at PD Centers - January to July 2006


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ICT Literacy Program Guidance (updated)





Last updated July 3, 2019

The ICT Literacy Toolkit is supported by New Hampshire Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education.