Making New Mexico Students Competitive in a Global Economy
Mexico, 44 other states, and the District of Columbia have adopted the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are a set of high
quality-standards in mathematics and English language arts (ELA). The
CCSS also include reading and writing standards for social studies,
science, and technical subjects. You can read the CCSS here.
New Mexico decided to add an additional 15% of state-specific standards
focusing on culturally relevant texts and instruction to the CCSS in
ELA. You can read these standards here.
The New Mexico Common Core State Standards are a different
approach to learning, teaching and testing that engenders a deeper
understanding of critical concepts and the practical application of that
knowledge. Developed by teachers and experts across the country, these
standards prepare New Mexico students to be ready for college and
competitive in both national and international job markets.
What can you do to help your child prepare for the PARCC test? Read the document release by the New Mexico PED:
October 2014 Countdown to PARCC Families.pdf
New Mexico Common Core Information for Students and why it is important...
New Mexico Common Core Information for Parents