October 1, 2021 – Standardized testing was so sparse in New Mexico in 2020 and 2021 that the state isn’t bothering to release last year’s testing results. COVID protocols and remote learning caused the lack of usual standardized measurements, but it’s easy to see that students have fallen way behind in reaching grade-level markers in math and reading. New Mexico’s public education budget is $3 billion. How is that money best spent to increase student achievement? The Line panelists discuss possible tactics.
Host: Gene Grant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Laura Sanchez, attorney
Michael Bird, public health expert
For More Information:
Measuring New Mexico’s pandemic learning gap hampered by lack of data – Santa Fe New Mexican
State not releasing spring standardized test results – Albuquerque Journal