by Celia Merrill, Executive Director
New Mexico classroom teachers have an opportunity to review and weigh in on Standards-Based Assessment items. Â My hope is that many, most especially those who are recipients of Golden Apple Awards, will apply to be part of this item review. Â Separate groups will look at English/Language Arts, Math and Science by different grade levels. Â Also, separate groups will evaluate the items for alignment with standards, bias, and “performance” (how well the item works to differentiate student learning).
So long as New Mexico gives so much attention to student scores on the Standards-Based Assessments, these tests and the items on them are high stakes for all of us. Â I hope you will participate.