This is an exciting time for math teachers in New Mexico.  We have been gearing up since the implementation of Common Core standards and at the start of next month all school districts across the state will embark on a new type of testing.  As the President of NMCTM I hope that this will show the hard work that educators across New Mexico have put into preparing our students.

For New Mexico, the new tests will:

• Show whether students are on track to be ready for college and careers

• Compare performance with other states and countries

• Provide data to educators and parents to inform teaching and allow early intervention for students who need extra help