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New Mexico Instructional Scope (NMIS)

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New Mexico Instructional Scope (NMIS) 2023-01-03T14:39:57-07:00

New Mexico Instructional Scope (NMIS) 3.0

We are pleased to announce the NMIS 1.0 Social Studies and Science and NMIS 2.0 Math and Language Arts was launched in July 2022. The NMIS is 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 NMIS 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 introduce this latest release of the NMIS, we look forward to collaborating with educators across the state. We welcome your feedback, which will be considered for inclusion into future versions


Step 1

Please read this brief introductory document to get acquainted with the NM Instructional Scope.


Step 2

Choose your role below to see how you can best prepare to incorporate the NM Instructional Scope



Step 3

These pages will provide an overview for Instructional Acceleration.

Guidance for Instructional Acceleration

Guidance Tool for Language Arts

Guidance Tool for Mathematics

Guidance Tool for Science

Guidance Tool for Social Studies


Click the link below to register for a FREE, asynchronous professional learning series for educators on grade-appropriate instruction and accelerated student learning.

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Step 4

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


NM Language Arts Instructional Scope

Student Supports and Writing Prompts for ELA Standards

NM Mathematics Instructional Scope

NM Science Instructional Scope

NM Social Studies Instructional Scope

Page last updated January 3, 2023