The NMPED will continue to monitor various programs and outcomes for each school, district, and charter school. The Court’s order called for increased oversight by the Department. To that end, the NMPED will provide support to districts and charter schools and will implement New Mexico Vistas to track annual progress.
Districts and charter schools will receive further guidance from the NMPED for each area identified as guidance as it is developed with early adopter districts and charter schools. Regional trainings and webinars will also be provided.
If a district or charter school is making insufficient progress in implementing its framework and addressing the learning needs of all students, NMPED will initiate a progressive action plan to assist. First, NMPED will help the district or charter school determine specific areas in need of improvement. Next, if the district or charter school is still unable to make needed progress, NMPED will undertake on-site monitoring with the district and school leadership to directly address areas of insufficient progress or noncompliance. If, after this focused support, the district or charter school continues to inadequately address deficiencies, NMPED may take further action [under Section 22-2-14 NMSA 1978] to ensure that funds, staff, and resources are appropriately directed to address areas of noncompliance in the most severe and extreme circumstances.
All of us must work together to fulfill the requirements of the Court’s decision and order. We look forward to working with all of you to enhance the educational experience of our students, so that they are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life.
Supplemental Learning Modules
Guided by feedback from New Mexico educators, these supplemental modules focus on the Martinez and Yazzie Consolidated Lawsuit student groups and strategic resource allocation. Module 1 is designed to guide School Core Teams through a process of examining and addressing the needs of at-risk students throughout their planning activities, followed by Module 2 which is designed to guide school leaders through the basics of New Mexico funding and strategic resource allocation. Equity Councils are encouraged to complete and use both modules. Click on the titles below to access the modules on the NM DASH webpages.
Supplemental Enrollment Instructions
MODULE S1: FOCUSING ON STUDENT GROUPS
- Understand the importance of ensuring the School Core Team has representation for all student groups.
- Show understanding of disaggregating and analyzing multiple types of data to discern specific needs for all student groups.
- Generate plans for implementing at-risk student services.
MODULE S2: STRATEGIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION
- Show understanding of key terms: strategic resource allocation, blending/braiding, student groups, alignment, flexibility, SEG, funding source, equity.
- Demonstrate the use of local data to identify student needs and align funding to those needs.
The DASH Resource Library contains a compilation of materials available to support the planning, implementation, and monitoring activities of schools and districts working towards the New Mexico Ideal State. It includes resources to guide offline planning activities, materials from professional development events and trainings, webinar archives, suggested readings, and other resources to support improving the academic outcome for students. The library also includes DASH user guides and other website technical support materials.
The New Mexico School DASHboard provides parents, community members, and all stakeholders with meaningful information on school improvement plans and their decisions to improve student learning. This public-facing DASHboard was at the direct request of end users from last year’s stakeholder engagement, and we are pleased to be able to have met their ask. Attached is the guidance doc as to navigating the tool and the new look at feel, which was intentional to support the separation from the NM DASH ED Plan.
Contact PED at PED-DASH@state.nm.us for further information.