PARCC Testing in Progress
The Jemez Valley Board of Education needs you! We’re seeking nominations for our school district’s annual Excellence in Student Achievement Award. Any staff member, parent, community member, student or school volunteer who has played an important role in improving student achievement during the 2014-15 school year is eligible.
Click Here to see more information..... (Deadline is Friday, March 13th, 2015)
Thank you for your responses to this survey! We will publish results soon!
This year the JVPS Calendar Committee is presenting three calendar options
to the JVPS Board of Education on February 17, 2015.
One calendar is a
"traditional" 180-day calendar, one is 45 days in session with 15 days on break, and the last is 60 days in session with 30 days
on break. We would like your input on these calendars.
All three calendars meet
the state guidelines of 180 instruction days for students. The 60/30 and
45/15 have been referred to as "year-round" school. "Year-round
schooling is not an extension of the school year, but, rather, a
reorganization of it. The summer break is usually broken up and
redistributed throughout the year in relatively regular intervals." (ED
Many schools that have moved to a 60/30 or 45/15 calendar
have seen an increase in student achievement including North Valley
Academy in Albuquerque, NM.
Please click this link to give your input about the calendar options presented.
(The survey closes February 12, 2015 at 6 am mountain time.)
Option #1 - Traditional 180-Day Calendar
Option #2 - 45 days Session with 15 days Break
Option #3 - 60 days Session with 30 days Break
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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:
December 2014 Countdown to PARCC for Families
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