Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

APS TerraNova Scores Beat U.S. Average Again.(Final)

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque Public Schools continues to exceed national averages for standardized test scores, with Spanish-speaking students showing the highest marks.

"APS is narrowing the achievement gap," Superintendent Joseph Vigil said Tuesday in announcing results of the annual TerraNova exam and its Spanish-language counterpart, Supera Evaluaciones.

Last year's scores, which also exceeded the national average, made APS one of five large-city districts in the country whose score surpassed the average in their states, Vigil noted. He expected to repeat the achievement this year.

New Mexico students in grades three through nine are given standardized tests each spring. Results are the primary tool in the state's new accountability system, which rates schools as probationary, meets standards or exceeds standards. …

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