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New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016
The "FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality, New Mexico's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS)," provides early childhood program personnel with the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their program. These quality improvements focus on children's growth, development, and learning--so that each…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, State Aid, Educational Improvement
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2014
This manual details the instructional framework and guidance on the Response to Intervention (RtI) process in New Mexico. The manual includes: (1) a section on each of the three instructional tiers; (2) a glossary of key terms; (3) sample forms to assist with the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process; and (4) key resources for teachers.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Individualized Instruction, Positive Behavior Supports, Screening Tests
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009
The intent of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is to hold schools accountable for ensuring that all their students achieve mastery in reading and math, with a particular focus on groups that have traditionally been left behind. Under NCLB, states submit accountability plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing the rules and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs
Mulry, Laura J., Ed.; Weldon, Tyler, Ed. – New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2009
This annual report shows the breadth and scope of the work achieved on behalf of the students across New Mexico. This document is a reflection of the commitment from the higher education and public education communities as well as that of the New Mexico Higher Education Department to further educational and professional opportunities for every…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Public Education, Educational Opportunities
Center on Education Policy, 2010
In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), New Mexico showed across-the-board gains--improvements in reading and math at the basic-and-above, proficient-and-above, and advanced levels for all major racial/ethnic subgroups and low-income students. Progress in narrowing achievement gaps at grades 4, 8,…
Descriptors: Scores, Grade 8, Grade 4, Reading Achievement
Harvey, Karen Kay – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2006
This issue of the Nation's Report Card for New Mexico highlights National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Science results for 2005. Key findings for Grade 4 indicate that there has been no significant change since 2000 in the average science score; average science score for Grade 8 has dropped since 1996. There has been no significant…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Science Tests, Scores, Grade 4
Center on Education Policy, 2011
This individual profile provides information on New Mexico's high school exit exam standards and policies. Some of the categories presented include: (1) State exit exam policy; (2) Type of Test; (3) Purpose; (4) Major changes in exit exam policy since the 2009-10 school year for financial reasons; (5) Subjects tested on exam; (6) Grade exam first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alignment (Education)
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
Andreasen, Randall J.; Seevers, Brenda S.; Dormody, Thomas J.; VanLeeuwen, Dawn M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to describe New Mexico secondary agricultural education teachers' perceptions of the importance and their level of competence on state special needs inclusion competencies and skills for teaching students with special needs. Additionally, this study sought to determine pre-service and in-service training needs for…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Agricultural Education, Disabilities
Center on Education Policy, 2010
This paper provides information about New Mexico High School Competency Examination (NMHSCE), a minimum competency test. Its purpose is to meet a state mandate. It will be replaced by the Grade 11 Standards Based Assessment/High School Graduation Assessment (SBA/HSGA) in spring 2011 as the state's high school exit exam. The NMHSCE was administered…
Descriptors: High Schools, Minimum Competency Testing, Exit Examinations, Minimum Competencies
US Department of Education, 2008
Six years after passage of No Child Left Behind and midway to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014, more data than ever before has been collected about the academic performance of American students and schools. Information in this brochure charts student demographics, achievement-to-date and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Reading Achievement
Potter, Karen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative interview study examined the classroom assessment knowledge and beliefs of five recent graduates of the University of New Mexico Special Education Dual License Program (SEDLP). Research questions were designed to gain understanding in three areas. First, in what ways did recent SEDLP graduates characterize their level of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Graduates, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
Gronewold, Sue – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota, 2004
New Mexico defines a pathway as a planned program of study (course, Individualized Education Program [IEP] goals, objectives, and benchmarks) designed to address the needs of individual students. Students receiving special education services are able to earn their high school diploma option by following one of three pathways: Standard, Career…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Education, Special Education, Graduation
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Karanxha, Zorka; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) obligates school districts to identify students with disabilities and provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), which includes specially designed instruction. Identification, FAPE, least restrictive environment (LRE), and various other issues under the IDEA sometimes…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
Greathouse, Dan; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Ginger Blalock is an educational consultant in the area of career development and transition for youth with special needs, currently serving as facilitator for the NMPED-funded Transition Outcomes Project and Statewide Transition Coordinating Council, educational consultant for Technet's administration of the NMDWS WIRED Project (Workforce…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Career Development, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities)
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