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Grading on a Curve

Education Week gives New Mexico a B grade. Findings include:

Tests taken last spring by nearly 195,000 New Mexico students indicated problems with proficiency in reading, math and science, and an achievement gap among ethnic groups. “We’re taking those tough steps that will then move into improving test scores,” Richardson said at a news conference.

The report also said New Mexico has not kept pace with other states in graduation rates and the number of students who graduate from public high schools and enroll in two- or four-year colleges.

Low test scores, subpar graduation rates and ethnic achievement gaps in a minority majority state, but hey, we got a “B”, so no worries.