NM updates teacher evaluation ratings


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Public Education Department says a slightly smaller share of New Mexico teachers were rated as effective or better based on updated figures from a new evaluation system.

The agency said nearly 73 percent of teachers were evaluated as effective, highly effective or exemplary. That compares with 76 percent when the department initially released ratings.

The latest figures cover almost 5,000 additional teachers. Some districts submitted their data late. The department also made adjustments to some ratings after correcting data from districts.

The latest figures cover about 20,900 teachers across New Mexico. Twenty-three percent were rated minimally effective and 4.2 percent were deemed to be ineffective.

According to the department, 53.1 percent of teachers were rated effective, 18.3 percent were highly effective and 1.3 percent received the highest grade, “exemplary.”

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