Excerpts related to technology from the
New Hampshire Education Administrative Rules Adopted 7/1/05
PART Ed 306 MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL APPROVAL
Ed 306.26 Kindergarten – Grade 8 School Curriculum.
(a) The local school board shall require that in each school there is:
(1) A broad and well-balanced elementary school curriculum in compliance with RSA 193-C:3, III; and
(2) An instructional program that includes:
a. Procedures for diagnosing learner needs, learning styles, and interests;
b. Methods and strategies for teaching students:
c. Research-based learning opportunities;
d. Techniques for the evaluation of student outcomes; and
e. Provision of differentiated instruction for students based on learning styles, needs, and interests.
(b) The local school board shall adopt, for each school, a local time schedule which specifies the distribution of instructional time among the following learning areas to be taught in grades K-8, at all grade levels in the school:
(1) For the elementary grades K-8, where no middle school has been established by vote of the local school board:
e. Ed 306.42, relative to information & communication technologies program;
(2) For middle school:
f. Ed 306.42, relative to information & communication technologies program;
j. Ed 306.47, relative to technology education.
(e) The local school board may develop a policy that grants credits to students taking coursework in the seventh or eighth grade toward high school graduation, if the course demonstrates content requirements consistent with related high school course(s) and the student achieves satisfactory standards of performance.
(f) If a district chooses to offer extended learning opportunities in a middle school, the extended learning opportunities shall:
(1) Consist of activities designed to:
a. Provide credit or supplement regular academic courses; and
b. Promote the schools and individual students’ educational goals and objectives;
(2) Be governed by a policy adopted by the local school board that:
a. Provides for the administration and supervision of the program;
b. Encourages that certified school personnel oversee an individual student’s program;
c. Requires that each extended learning proposal meet rigorous measurable standards, and be approved by the school prior to its beginning;
d. Specifies whether or not credit can be granted for extended learning activities, including, but not limited to, independent study, private instruction, team sports, performing groups, internships, community service, and work study; and
e. Requires that credit for an extended learning activity can only be approved by certified educators;
(3) Incorporate student participation in selecting, organizing, and carrying out extended learning activities;
(4) Provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge and skill development comparable to knowledge and skill development in courses offered at the high school; and
(5) Be available to all students.