Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS APPROVED CHANGES IN NEW MEXICO’S EDUCATION PLAN

Santa Fe (KSMX)- The U.S. Department of Education has approved school accountability changes in New Mexico’s education plan. The federal okay was a crucial and required step for the state Public Education Department to actually implement the shift that has been on the table for months.

While the dashboards won’t contain a school grade, they will show required academic stats such as math and reading proficiency and growth, as well as English language and science proficiency.

Last fall, now-Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham had vowed on the campaign trail to move away from single letter grades. In November 2018 a work group suggested to lawmakers the state use a dashboard concept to replace A-F grading.

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