Bad Math Numbers

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The numbers are bad for New Mexico. In September, the state Public Education Department reported that math proficiency among students in the Santa Fe school district is 24 percent, just below the state average. Tuesday during a meeting of the influential Legislative Education Study Committee, lawmakers reviewed a report detailing New Mexico students’ low math proficiency rates and some ideas for making improvements. The contrast between areas of the state was stark when it was noted that the Gadsden Independent School District in southern New Mexico, has been continuously improving math scores among its students. Sen. Mimi Stewart saying that the disparity could be because Gadsden has embraced extended learning time programs.