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26 February 2008

School tracking system helps New Mexico gauge school performance (Government Technology - March 2008)

Govtechlogo_2An article on New Mexico's statewide student performance accountability system appears in the March 2008 issue of Government Technology magazine.

Excerpt:

A focal point requirement of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), federal legislation aimed at improving U.S. primary and secondary schools performance, was to implement accountability systems that analyze student and educator data, and report those results to the U.S. Department of Education. These reporting systems were heralded as an effective way to help state departments of education collect statistics to assess teacher proficiency and student progress...

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