The Indian Education Division recognizes the importance of supporting systemic and sustainable strategies that are aligned with the Indian Education Act, and the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Strategic Plan, and the importance to support students’ tribal identities, and background, their choices for college and career, and their success in life and leadership. The actions and efforts of the Indian Education Division (IED) and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) supports Native American students by embracing a shared responsibility and increased respect for tribal education sovereignty by understanding the importance of working and collaborating to ensure quality educational (programs) and cultural outcomes are provided to Native American Students.
With this the division provides technical assistance, monthly, bi-monthly and/or quarterly meetings with Tribal Leaders, Tribal Education Directors, Superintendents, Indian Education Directors and/or the Indian Education Advisory Council (IEAC) to provide information relating to funding, NMPED, updates from grantees, etc.
INDIAN EDUCATION ACT (IEA) FUNDING GRANT- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
NATIVE LANGUAGE PATHWAYS- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
SB377 EDUCATIONAL BLUEPRINTS & NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
RECRUITING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE INITIATIVES- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
INDIAN EDUCATION DIRECTORS MEETING- BI-MONTHLY
TRIBAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS’ MONTHLY MEETINGS WITH SECRETARY of EDUCATION
TRIBAL AND RURAL COMMUNITY BASED EXTENDED LEARNING- QUARTERLY MEETINGS
- Option 1- FY23-24 Funding Opportunities training and updates
- Option 2- FY23-24 Funding Opportunities training and updates
- FY23-24 IEA Recruit and Retain training and updates
Student Needs Assessment will need to be completed by historically defined Indian impacted school districts to determine what supports are needed in school, at home, and in the community to help American Indian and Alaska Native students succeed in school, graduate with a diploma of excellence, and be prepared to enter post-secondary education or the workplace.
Additional Training and Resources
Sound education policy and practice may require decisions based on new information collected on attitudes, perceptions, or facts in a school or community. This guide offers a five-step process to design effective questionnaires that follow research based guidelines and can be used to survey students, teachers, or parents. It also lists resources on sample selection, questionnaire administration, and data collection, analysis, and presentation.
This chart is a quick reference guide for the IEA Needs Assessment-Systemic framework to include programs, services, culturally relevant activities and professional development that need to be provided to improve Indian education
The target goals for reading and math for the different subgroups were established in the NM ESSA plan in 2019 (click here to view) and begin on page 8. There are also interim goals and measures of progress starting on page 17 of the ESSA plan. There are also target goals for graduation in the ESSA plan starting on page 24 – for an adjusted cohort graduation rate.