SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Public Education Department has re-launched New Mexico Vistas, the state’s school accountability system, with a new website. The data reflected on the new website is from the 2021-2022 academic year. For the first time in four years, struggling schools have been identified and will be provided support to improve. In 2019 New Mexico replaced the A-F grading system with New Mexico Vistas.

“The most vital role of the state’s education agency is to provide oversight to ensure that New Mexico schools are delivering the education our children deserve. We are grateful the department has restarted this critical system,” said Amanda Aragon, Executive Director of NewMexicoKidsCAN. “We are eager to work with the department to better understand key components and improve the website with the goal of making it easier to use for New Mexico parents and families.”

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act passed by Congress in 2015, every state is required to maintain a system to evaluate school performance annually. New Mexico’s plan was originally approved in April of 2017 and was later amended and approved in July of 2019. The current state plan can be accessed via the U.S. Department of Education website here.

This update comes a few months after Dr. Arsenio Romero became the new Secretary of Education. Under his tenure, the NMPED has prioritized improving student outcomes and supporting local districts in school improvement.


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