ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- New results show less than one-third of New Mexico students are testing proficient in math and reading.
According to the results of the New Mexico Standards Based Transition Assessment of Math and Language Arts test, only 32.7% of all New Mexico students tested proficient in reading. Only 20.3% of students tested were proficient in math.
The 2019 TAMELA assessment compares to last year’s results which came from the PARCC test in which 31.1% of students tested were proficient in reading while 21.6% tested proficient in math.
A Friday news release by the New Mexico Public Education Department states, “These results reinforce the governor’s call for a transformation of the education system in New Mexico.”
These results came just days after the governor fired Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo, sparking questions and confusion among lawmakers and educators.