School Choice Score: 69%
Over 13,000 students are benefitting from the program. There is a $5.1 million state cap on the amount of scholarships available. In July 2013 a judge ruled that it is unconstitutional to use tax credit money to attend religious schools, thus serving to limit some choices to parents. The case was been appealed to the state Supreme Court and in August 2014 the program was upheld. The state permits parents some choices among traditional public schools within and outside of their district.
Charter Schools Score: 65%
The per-pupil funding guaranteed in law is only about half that of conventional public schools, making it nearly impossible to operate a successful charter school. Because of this and no independent authorizers, there are currently fewer than 25 charter schools in New Hampshire.
Online Learning Score: 0%
New Hampshire is a local control state, with few regulations or requirements for districts.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
Professional development is not aligned with findings from teacher evaluations. New Hampshire does prohibit seniority to be the only factor in layoffs. It now takes five years instead of three to receive tenure, but attaining or losing it does not take student performance into account. New Hampshire’s law does not specifically mention performance pay systems or uniform pay increases based on degree attainment or years served.