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Health Indicator Report of Public Education - Science Proficiency

[ From the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Grades 6-12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects:] Key Ideas and Details: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account. Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms. Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text. Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics. Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas. Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem. Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information. Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

The Percentage of 11th-Grade Students Scoring 'Proficient' or Above on a Standardized Science-Skills Assessment by School District, New Mexico, 2015-2016

Data Source

New Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe NM 87501. Phone: (505)827-5800. Website:


The percentage of students who scored 'Proficient' or above on a standardized, grade-level assessment for science skills.


The number of students who scored 'Proficient' or above on a standardized, grade-level assessment for science skills.


The total number of students who completed a standardized, grade-level assessment for science skills.

Healthy People Objective: AH-5, Increase educational achievement of adolescents and young adults

U.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:25:47 MDT