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NM-ASR 2019-11-15T16:00:47-07:00

The New Mexico Assessment of Science Readiness (NM-ASR) is New Mexico’s new assessment of science proficiency, replacing the Science Standards Based Assessment (SBA). The NM-ASR is aligned to the NM STEM Ready! Science Standards, which were adopted on July 1, 2018. The NM-ASR was first field tested in Spring 2019.

In Spring 2020, all students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will participate in a mandatory statewide field test. The assessment will include accessibility features and accommodations to provide access to a broad range of diverse student needs.

English and Spanish practice tests to help students prepare for the NM-ASR are available now on the Cognia Help & Support site. Also available on that site are manuals, tutorials, and information about STEM Gauge formative assessment resources to support New Mexico educators implementing the new science standards.

The PED will be recruiting teachers during the school year to help review and approve test items that appear on the NM-ASR.

For information about NM-ASR development and administration, contact Xavier De Leon, Assessment Coordinator, at

For information about the assessment’s connection to content standards and instructional practice, contact Shafiq Chaudhary, Science and Math Specialist, at


Page last updated November 15, 2019