NCLB STRONGER ACCOUNTABILITY
Mapping New Mexico's Educational Progress 2008
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Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and mid-way to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles:

  • High Standards
  • Annual Assessments
  • Accountability for Results
  • Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT)
  • Information and Options for Parents
  • All Children on Grade Level By 2014
Student Demographics: Hispanic 54%, White 31.1%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 11.1%, Black 2.5%,  Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

New Mexico Students

  New Mexico United States
Total Students 326,758 49,676,964
Low-Income Students 55.7% 40.9%
Limited English Proficient 19.2% 8.5%
Students with Disabilities 19.7% 13.6%

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

New Mexico Schools

  New Mexico United States
Number of Schools 875 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 367 (45.4%) 64,546 (70%)
Schools in Need of Improvement 381 10,676
Schools in Restructuring 84 2,302

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

New Mexico Facts and Figures

Total NCLB Funding (2007): $262,549,477; a 40% increase over 2001 levels
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status: Approval Expected

New Mexico Teachers

Elementary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  96.7% in low poverty schools, 93.8% in high poverty schools.

Secondary Classes Taught by Highly Qualified.  94.1% in low poverty schools, 90.8% in high poverty schools.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

New Mexico's Record of Achievement

Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
  New Mexico 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 55% 58% 24%
White 71% 76% 40%
Black 48% 52% 15%
Hispanic 49% 50% 16%
Low Income 46% 48% 15%

  New Mexico 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 56% 62% 17%
White 72% 79% 29%
Black 51% 58% 13%
Hispanic 51% 57% 12%
Low Income 47% 52% 10%

Math Achievement for 2006-2007
  New Mexico 4th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 46% 70% 24%
White 62% 86% 43%
Black 38% 61% 18%
Hispanic 40% 63% 16%
Low Income 38% 62% 16%

  New Mexico 8th Graders
  State Data— % Proficient NAEP Data— % Basic NAEP Data— % Proficient
All 30% 57% 17%
White 48% 77% 33%
Black 23% 52% 12%
Hispanic 23% 48% 10%
Low Income 20% 45% 9%

Source: New Mexico Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Achievement Trends

State Reading Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 212, while nationally they scored 220; 8th graders scored 251, while nationally they scored 261.  

In 2005 4th graders scored 207, while nationally they scored 217; 8th graders scored 251, while nationally they scored 260.  

In 2003 4th graders scored 203, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 252, while nationally they scored 261.

In 2002 4th graders scored 208, while nationally they scored 216; 8th graders scored 254, while nationally they scored 261.

State Math Achievement: 

In 2007 4th graders scored 228, while nationally they scored 239; 8th graders scored 268, while nationally they scored 280.  
In 2005 4th graders scored 224, while nationally they scored 237; 8th graders scored 263, while nationally they scored 278.  
In 2003 4th graders scored 223, while nationally they scored 234; 8th graders scored 263, while nationally they scored 276.
In 2000 4th graders scored 213, while nationally they scored 224; 8th graders scored 259, while nationally they scored 272.

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Preparing New Mexico Students for Success

State's high school graduation rate in 2006 was 86.8% The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07


The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate was 67% for the state, 75% for the nation. The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)



High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams

Source: College Board

New Mexico Nation
3,366
(19.1%)
666,067
(24.2%)

Options for Parents

  # of Eligible New Mexico Students % of Eligible New Mexico Students Participating % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally
Tutoring 60,175 3,825 (6.4%) 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 114,025 1,903 (1.7%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Flexibility Options for States - New Mexico

Teacher Incentive Fund Northern New Mexico Network
Limited English Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Not Participating
Tutoring Pilot Not Participating
Growth Model Not Participating
Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot Not Participating

 
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