2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 10A - School Personnel Act
Section 22-10A-19.2 - Educator accountability report. (2009)


NM Stat § 22-10A-19.2 (2013) What's This?

22-10A-19.2. Educator accountability report. (2009) 
A.   The department shall: 
(1)   design a uniform statewide educator accountability reporting system to measure and track teacher and administrator education candidates from pre-entry to post-graduation in order to benchmark the productivity and accountability of New Mexico's educator work force; provided that the system shall be designed in collaboration with: 
(a)   all public post-secondary teacher and administrator preparation programs in New Mexico, including those programs that issue alternative or provisional licenses; 
(b)   the teacher and administrator preparation programs' respective public post-secondary educational institutions; and 
(c)   the higher education department; 
(2)   require all public post-secondary teacher and administrator preparation programs to submit the data required for the uniform statewide educator accountability reporting system through the department's student teacher accountability reporting system; 
(3)   use the uniform statewide educator accountability reporting system, in conjunction with the department's student teacher education accountability reporting system, to assess the status of the state's efforts to establish and maintain a seamless pre-kindergarten through post-graduate system of education; 
(4)   adopt the format for reporting the outcome measures of each teacher and administrator preparation program in the state; and 
(5)  issue an annual statewide educator accountability report. 
B.   The annual educator accountability report format shall be clear, concise and understandable to the legislature and the general public.  All annual program and statewide accountability reports shall ensure that the privacy of individual students is protected. 
C.   Each teacher and administrator preparation program's annual educator accountability report shall include the demographic characteristics of the students and the following indicators of program success: 
(1)   the standards for entering and exiting the program; 
(2)   the number of hours required for field experience and for student teaching or administrator internship; 
(3)   the number and percentage of students needing developmental course work upon entering the program; 
(4)   the number and percentage of students completing each program; 
(5)   the number and types of degrees received by students who complete each program; 
(6)   the number and percentage of students who pass the New Mexico teacher or administrator assessments for initial licensure on the first attempt; 
(7)   a description of each program's placement practices; and 
(8)   the number and percentage of students hired by New Mexico school districts. 
D.   The educator accountability report shall include an evaluation plan that includes high performance objectives.  The plan shall include objectives and measures for: 
(1)   increasing student achievement for all students; 
(2)   increasing teacher and administrator retention, particularly in the first three years of a teacher's or administrator's career; 
(3)   increasing the percentage of students who pass the New Mexico teacher or administrator assessments for initial licensure on the first attempt; 
(4)   increasing the percentage of secondary school classes taught in core academic subject areas by teachers who demonstrate by means of rigorous content area assessments a high level of subject area mastery and a thorough knowledge of the state's academic content and performance standards; 
(5)   increasing the percentage of elementary school classes taught by teachers who demonstrate by means of a high level of performance in core academic subject areas their mastery of the state academic content and performance standards; and 
(6)   increasing the number of teachers trained in math, science and technology. 
E.   In addition to the specifications in Subsections C and D of this section, the annual educator accountability report shall also include itemized information on program revenues and expenditures, including staff salaries and benefits and the operational cost per credit hour. 
F.   The annual educator accountability report shall be adopted by each public post-secondary educational institution, reported in accordance with guidelines established by the department to ensure effective communication with the public and disseminated to the governor, legislators and other policymakers and business and economic development organizations by November 1 of each year.
History: Laws 2007, ch. 264, § 2; 2009, ch. 20, § 1.

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