Common Core in New Mexico:
New Mexico Common Core State Standards

New Mexico has completely implemented the Common Core in its curricula and state-designed assessments. Postsecondary institutions in New Mexico have been integral in these implementation efforts as the state pursues streamlining high school and college material.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Mexico’s curriculum was fully aligned to the Common Core at the beginning of the 2013–14 school year.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New Mexico will have fully transitioned to PARCC by 2015, but in the meantime, local school districts have aligned their assessments to the Common Core.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Local Action Groups

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Updated: 5/26/2014