For Families

Middle School Leveling

What is leveling? Leveling is an effort to group students by demonstrated abilities.

Criteria for Determining Levels

Students’ levels are determined by using District assessment results, New New Hampshire Stare Assessment results, classroom assessment tools and teacher recommendations. The students’ results for the District assessments, NHSAS, and teacher recommendations are aligned with New Hampshire’s rating scale of:

    • L1 is “Substantially Below Proficient”

    • L2 is “Below Proficient”

    • L3 is “Proficient”

    • L4 is “Proficient with Distinction”

Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are divided into three levels. Click HERE for information on course codes for leveled courses.

    • L1

    • L2/L3

    • L4

Flexible Grouping: Students’ levels are flexible with student performance determining any change. A student may move up or down a level at any point throughout the school year. Changes in levels are determined by the classroom teacher and approved by the building principal.

Please visit the Parkside

web page to learn more about activities and events at our school. There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer and help our school!


The Parent Teacher Group (PTG) supports the Middle School at Parkside’s vision and mission and serves to enhance the educational and social environment of the school through effective activities and communications designed to support academic and financial goals. The PTG shares the core value beliefs of the Middle School at Parkside. The PTG does not actively participate in curriculum or school administration.

The Parkside PTG meets each month in the Parkside Library.

For links to additional resources please visit the MANSD Parent Resources Page