2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 2C - Assessment and Accountability
Section 22-2C-3 - Academic content and performance standards; department powers and duties.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 22-2C-3 (2021)

A. The department shall adopt academic content and performance standards for grades one through twelve in the following areas:

(1) mathematics;

(2) reading and language arts;

(3) science; and

(4) social studies.

B. The department may adopt content and performance standards in other subject areas.

C. Academic content and performance standards shall be sufficiently academically challenging to meet or exceed any applicable federal requirements.

D. The department shall measure the performance of every public school in New Mexico.

History: 1978 Comp., § 22-2A-3, enacted by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 12; 2015, ch. 58, § 5.


Compiler's notes. — Laws 2003, ch. 153, §§ 10 to 20 were enacted as 22-2A-1 to 22-2A-11 NMSA 1978, but were relocated due to the existing Article 2A.

The 2015 amendment, effective June 19, 2015, removed references to adequate yearly progress and replaced references to the state board with the public education department; in the catchline, after "standards;", changed "state board" to "department"; in Subsections A and B, changed "state board" to "department"; in Subsection C, after "exceed", added "any applicable"; in Subsection D, after "New Mexico", deleted the remainder of the subsection relating to adequate yearly progress.

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