New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA) vs. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
PARCC replaced New Mexico’s previous annual assessment, NMSBA, in English language arts and math at each grade level, because PARCC is better aligned with the CCSS being taught in the classroom. With PARCC being more challenging than the SBA, the first-year PARCC scores are expected to be lower than previous SBA scores as we establish a new baseline. However, as students and teachers gain the skills and knowledge to meet the new standards, we expect performance will improve. Click here to learn more about PARCC.
New Mexico Common Core State Standards
PARCC allows students, parents, teachers, schools, and districts to have accurate information about how each student is performing with the new CCSS. Better information on how each student is meeting these standards helps everyone work together to ensure students are prepared for success. Learn more about the NMCCSS here.
Results from the 2015 assessment will be released to schools in October 2015. Each school and district will then distribute individual student reports, which can help you understand how your child is performing with the new, raised academic standards. To learn what the report will look like and what information you can learn from it, click here.