Changes to NM teacher evaluations coming

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Several changes are in the works for New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Education Secretary Hanna Skandera says the changes will address flaws that have recently put the evaluation system under fire.

They were presented to Skandera this week.

The changes include making sure state education officials schedule time to go over their data.

APS reported a big problem with its teacher evaluations saying that family medical leave wasn’t included in excused absences.

Districts around the state have reported similar problems.

Absences among other factors like classroom observation, student surveys and test scores make up a teacher’s evaluation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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