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Important Facts for Public Education - School Grades


The percentage of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools with an A or B grade.


Number of schools.

Data Interpretation Issues

School grading was mandated by New Mexico state lawmakers in 2011 where basic requirements were established for schools to achieve an A, B, C, D, or F for annual accountability. Developed in 2012, New Mexico's School Grading model was authorized as the replacement for the federally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) model. The framework for the New Mexico School Grading system recognizes school performance within three overarching categories: 1) student academic performance, or proficiency 2) student achievement growth, also referred to as growth and 3) other indicators of school quality that contribute to college and career readiness.

Why Is This Important?

The school environment directly impacts many areas of children's development, including: intellectual, physical, and social. Access to high quality education, as demonstrated through assessment, influences this development and future earning potential and economic success.

Healthy People Objective: EMC-1, (Developmental) Increase the proportion of children who are ready for school in all five domains of healthy development: physical development, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, language, and cognitive development

U.S. Target: Developmental

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:25:31 MDT