Mixed NM Education Picture

Jun 28, 2013

Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says New Mexico high school students made significant improvements in their reading proficiency on standardized tests this year but there were declines for fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.

The governor on Friday announced the results of math and reading tests taken by 195,000 students in grades 3-8 and 10-11.

On average for all students statewide, about 51 percent were reading at their appropriate grade level and 42 percent were proficient in math. For reading, that's an improvement of about 1.5 percentage points and it's a gain of one-half a percentage point for math from 2012.

There was a nearly 10 percentage point increase in the reading proficiency rate for 11th graders this year and a gain of more than 6 percentage points for 10th graders.

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