On July 13, the Los Alamos Daily Post published an article by Carol A. Clark regarding New Mexico’s 2018 PARCC scores, and referenced NewMexicoKidsCAN:
Of all student subgroups, Native American students saw the greatest growth in reading—up 8.2 points from 2015.
“This year’s assessment results make it clear that common-sense policy initiatives work for kids when adults anchor their decisions in the belief that every student can rise to high expectations —but we’re far from where we need to be,” said Amanda Aragon, executive director of the education advocacy nonprofit NewMexicoKidsCAN. “Our kids and our educators worked hard to make gains worth celebrating. Even with major strides, though, just one-third of New Mexico students can read on grade level. This milestone is just one leg of a much longer journey toward an education system worth celebrating on the whole.”
Aragon added: “The conversations that New Mexico will have around today’s test scores are exactly why consistent annual assessments are so valuable in pinpointing and solving for problems in student learning.”