New Mexico Ditches A-F School Ratings

New Mexico Ditches A-F School Ratings

April 22, 2019

Cindy Long reports that New Mexico’s new Governor and Secretary of Education will “amend the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), scrap the A-F school grading system and replace the policy of labeling schools as ‘failing’ in favor of actually supporting schools in need and celebrating successes of schools doing well or making progress.” The state is planning to launch the “New Mexico Spotlight Dashboard” this autumn, which will “celebrate the success of the highest performing schools, identify schools that the department will support with federal grant money, and provide families with an opportunity to learn more about their local schools.”