State-of-the-Art Education for a Modern World
New Mexico, 45 other states, and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for public schooling, establishing new guidelines for both teachers and students.
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 over many years, tested, and proven to be effective, these updated standards prepare students to be more ready for college and competitive in both national and international job markets.
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 interested in the New Mexico Common Core State Standards, providing useful resources, access to statewide communications and links to primary sources. 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 NMPED 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.
NMCCPD Program Overview
English Learner PD, Administrator PD, Teacher PD
The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is excited to offer professional development to support the implementation o... More
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