Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Liliana Castillo Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720 schools, or 86.6 percent, failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under the federal No Child Left […]

Parents, teachers meet about AYP scores

CNJ staff Teachers and administrators for the Clovis Municipal Schools met with parents Monday night in a forum to discuss adequate yearly progress. Cindy Martin, deputy superintendent of operations for CMS, went over AYP information and school test scores. Of the school’s 16 schools, 12 did not make AYP, a figure on average with the […]

Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

AYP meeting set for Thursday

CNJ Staff Clovis High School staff is hosting a public meeting to discuss Adequate Yearly Progress 7 p.m. Thursday in the library. The meeting will include a presentation on AYP, what the school’s standing is and what it is doing to improve scores.

Alternative governance plan approved for Clovis High School

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis board of education approved an alternative governance plan for Clovis High School during Tuesday’s meeting after the high school failed Adequacy Yearly Progress exams for a fourth year in a row. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four years of failing Adequate Yearly Progress exams has caught up […]

Clovis schools struggle to meet AYP

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

More than half of Clovis schools miss AYP mark

Staff and wire reports More than 50 percent of Clovis schools and all of Portales schools failed to meet AYP goals, according to a report released today by the

AYP results ready Friday

CNJ staff The state Public Education Department will release the 2008 Adequate Yearly Progress Reports on Friday, according to a department press release. The report is a No Child Left Behind yardstick used to measure student’s reading and math skills. Eight Clovis schools and two Portales schools did not meet academic proficiency last year.

All but two Portales schools miss AYP

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County Schools saw little change in schools under scrutiny from the pass/fail system known as Adequate Yearly Progress. Portales schools are still plagued by failure in subgroups, especially students with disabilities, and several have slipped into the corrective action designation. School officials in the county say they are generally […]

Computer glitch delays AYP results

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A glitch in the state’s computer system Wednesday delayed release of Adequate Yearly Progress reports for schools across the state. Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said flaws in the New Mexico Public Education Department report delayed release of the information. Seidenwurm said by law the state has until Sunday to provide […]

State to release annual school progress reports

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer School officials say the annual Adequate Yearly Progress reports, scheduled for release today, give a skewed perspective on the performance of some schools. The report is a No Child Left Behind Act yardstick used to measure students’ reading and math skills. “The idea of shooting for 100 percent of […]

Clovis parents group fighting junior high realignment

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis parents believe the proposal to realign Clovis junior high schools is a boggle that needs to be tabled, but Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm contends their fears are unfounded. Realignment without further research would waste taxpayer dollars, jeopardize students, avoid the root of academic […]

Clovis schools’ test score increases garner awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis schools were recognized by the state for leaps in test scores from 2004-2005 to 2005-2006. The New Mexico Public Education Department applauded Lockwood Elementary and Marshall Junior High schools by e-mail Tuesday for increasing proficiency among students in math and reading. The percentage of students who met […]

Consequences of AYP don’t add up for state

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer As schools in Clovis and New Mexico plow toward serious consequences for failing to meet federal academic standards, at least one appears less and less realistic. The state has neither the resources nor the will to assume management of public schools who repeatedly fail the No Child Left Behind […]

Six Clovis schools fail to meet state standards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools failed to meet federal academic standards as a result of low performance by special education students and English Language Learners, according to results released Tuesday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Those same subgroups performed below standard last year, leaving local educators frustrated with a […]

State expectations higher than most

By Rhonda Seidenwurm: guest columnist As superintendent of schools in Clovis, it was my pleasure to be a part of the team that provided information to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) group, which visited Clovis earlier this month. It became apparent to me that the group had some misinformation regarding the relative academic […]

Area rural schools being recognized by governor

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When it comes to meeting No Child Left Behind mandates, small schools reign, and state officials have noticed. Nine rural school districts in eastern New Mexico have been named “quality districts” by the Public Education Department and Gov. Bill Richardson. Those nine districts, in addition to 21 others across […]

School size does matter in testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER Superintendent Patricia Miller is new to the Fort Sumner school district. But when adequate yearly progress results from the New Mexico Public Education Department reached her desk Monday, and the district received a big AYP thumbs up, she was ecstatic. “There was much hand-clapping and a dance of joy,” […]

Seven Clovis schools fail to meet federal proficiency standards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER Seven schools in the Clovis Municipal School District failed to meet federally designated 2005 proficiency levels for student performance, or “adequate yearly progress,” according to information released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Therefore, the district as a whole failed to meet proficiency standards federally mandated by […]

Schools, teaching methods under scrutiny

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When La Casita Elementary did not make Adequate Yearly Progress last year, school officials had to change the way they taught. According to AYP scores, a federal measure of math and language arts proficiency and a part of the president’s No Child Left Behind push for accountability, La Casita […]