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Curriculum and Instruction 2020-09-08T22:47:15-06:00

Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction, which is an integral part of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Division. Curriculum and Instruction includes four bureaus: Literacy and Humanities, Math and Science, Instructional Materials, and College and Career Readiness.

New Mexico Instructional Scope (NM IS) 1.0

We are pleased to announce the launch of the New Mexico Instructional Scope (NM IS) 1.0 as an educator influenced tool designed to provide guidance and support to assure that all students in New Mexico have access to content at their grade level combined with the use of impactful instructional strategies. The tool is a strategy for assuring a guaranteed, viable, and equitable curriculum across the state, while at the same time capitalizing on the leadership and expertise of educators at the local level.

The NM IS is designed to:

  • Meet districts where they are, with tools to support district-wide horizontal and vertical curricular alignment, as well as provide guidance on the sequencing of standards at the local level.
  • Foster programmatic planning at the district and school level and provide a rich foundation for aligned collaborative conversations about teaching and learning.
  • Support teachers in their individual as well as their collaborative instructional planning and in utilizing strategies, including the use of formative classroom assessment, to guide all students in attaining grade level proficiency, or above.

As we launch the 1.0 version of the NM IS, we look forward to collaborating with educators across the state. We welcome your feedback, which will be considered for inclusion into version 2.0 and beyond!


Step 1

Please read this brief introductory document to get acquainted with the new 2020-21 Instructional Scope 1.0.


Step 2

Choose your role below to see how you can best prepare to incorporate the New Mexico Instructional Scope 1.0.


Step 3


Step 4

View the full New Mexico Instructional Scope documents for each subject below.

Page last updated September 8, 2020