Class of 2013 maintains grad rate

Class of 2013 maintains grad rate

There are 4 comments on the Deming Headlight story from Feb 4, 2014, titled Class of 2013 maintains grad rate. In it, Deming Headlight reports that:

SANTA FE >> The New Mexico Public Education Department announced the statewide graduation rate of 70.3 percent for the Class of 2013.

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William Nichols

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Feb 8, 2014
This information is intentionally misleading. The rise in graduation rates is fully attributable to PED waiving the graduation exit exam requirement for the last two years.
All students got an automatic pass on the NMSBA in 2012 because the new assessment was being field tested. In 2013, the PED allowed students to use a passing grade in an 11th grade course as an alternate demonstration of competency for a failed NMSBA subtest.
Skandera's reforms may indeed prove beneficial, but so far the only policy that has had any effect on minority graduation rates has been the policy of ignoring high school exit exam results.
well

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 11, 2014
As long as cash registers at Mcdonalds have pictures on the keys for items sold and graphics of bills and coins needed to make change there's no problem.
reality

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Feb 19, 2014
William Nichols wrote:
This information is intentionally misleading. The rise in graduation rates is fully attributable to PED waiving the graduation exit exam requirement for the last two years.
All students got an automatic pass on the NMSBA in 2012 because the new assessment was being field tested. In 2013, the PED allowed students to use a passing grade in an 11th grade course as an alternate demonstration of competency for a failed NMSBA subtest.
Skandera's reforms may indeed prove beneficial, but so far the only policy that has had any effect on minority graduation rates has been the policy of ignoring high school exit exam results.
Difficult to believe they are BRAGGING about a 70% graduation rate - Do they not know that 30% DID NOT GRADUATE?

“Not everything that shines...”

Since: Aug 13

Hatch, NM

#4 Feb 19, 2014
Education! the broken dream being all the dissension going on. Yeah, face it, the minorities make that 30%. PREJUDICE, alive and well.

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