Health Indicator Report of Public Education - School Grades
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.
Data SourceNew Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe NM 87501. Phone: (505)827-5800. Website: www.ped.state.nm.us.
Data Interpretation IssuesSchool 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.
DefinitionThe percentage of schools with an A or B grade.
NumeratorNumber of schools with an A or B grade.
DenominatorNumber of schools.
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 developmentU.S. Target: Developmental
Other ObjectivesNew Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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