School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 75%
While New Mexico’s charter school law is excellent when it comes to charter school funding New Mexico’s law allows for the Public Education Department to regulate charter schools heavily which has their growth and their ability to be innovative in the service of kids.
Online Learning Score: 75%
New Mexico has a state virtual school that offers an eLearning clearinghouse for online courses offered by K-12, higher education, and state agencies. Albuquerque Public School’s eCADEMY is the largest district program in the state and offers both supplemental and full-time options. During the 2012-2013 school year, the New Mexico Virtual Academy was established to extend full-time learning options for students in New Mexico. Additionally, two district-run virtual learning academies continue to offer part-time and full-time options for students in their local districts.
Teacher Quality Score: 75%
Objective student achievement data makes 50% of the state’s teacher evaluation metric and non-tested student achievement data makes up to 25% of the evaluation metric. Ineffectiveness in the classroom is grounds for dismissal. However, classroom effectiveness is not a factor in tenure related decisions and effective teachers are unable to earn performance related pay.