Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

NM GOV SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER, ENDING PARCC TESTING

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – New Mexico teachers will no longer be evaluated based on statewide standardized test results, according to an executive order signed yesterday by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. In a second executive order, it calls for replacing the current statewide standardized tests. Lujan Grisham pledged to do away with student assessments developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. Lujan Grisham called the system “high pressure and counterproductive.” The governor also announced that Lt. Gov. Howie Morales will take on the duties and responsibilities of Cabinet secretary at the Public Education Department, until the administration selects a full-time appointee to lead the agency. The governor said her administration has interviewed great candidates; however, they would take time to select the right candidate for the position. The governor and lieutenant governor were joined in the Cabinet Room by educators from various New Mexico schools.

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