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Making New Mexico Students Competitive in a Global Economy

New Mexico, 44 other states, and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  The CCSS are a set of high quality-standards in mathematics and English language arts (ELA).  The CCSS also include reading and writing standards for social studies, science, and technical subjects.  You can read the CCSS here.  New Mexico decided to add an additional 15% of state-specific standards focusing on culturally relevant texts and instruction to the CCSS in ELA.  You can read these standards here

The New Mexico Common Core State Standards are a different approach to learning, teaching and testing that engenders a deeper understanding of critical concepts and the practical application of that knowledge. Developed by teachers and experts across the country, these standards prepare New Mexico students to be ready for college and competitive in both national and international job markets.  The CCSS do not require schools to use specific curriculum or teaching methods- those decisions will continue to be made at the local level by school boards, superintendents, principals and teachers.

New Mexico Common Core State Standards (NMCCSS) will be phased-in over three years and in full effect by 2015

This website will function as the online clearinghouse of information for Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators and provides professional development, access to statewide communications and links to other resources. To aid inter-district cooperation and public feedback, commenting is enabled for every section and every unique page on the website. Submitted comments are subject to review by PED staff before they are made public to protect against any abuse of this feature. We anticipate a large amount of important content to be added in the upcoming weeks, months and years—we invite you to check back regularly.

New Mexico Common Core State Standards Feature Pages