NM 11th-graders improve in reading proficiency

June 29, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s high school students improved their reading proficiency scores on standardized tests this year, but there were declines for students in grades 4-6, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday.

New Mexico has a “very long way to go to reform education” despite gains by some students, Martinez said.

“Even in areas where we see encouraging growth, proficiency rates remain very low relative to what our expectations should be,” she said in a statement. “Reform is a relentless commitment by each one of us to realize the full potential of all our students and to never give up until we do.”

The math and reading tests were taken this spring by 195,000 students in grades 3-8 and 10-11. Almost 51 Login to read more

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