Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New APS Standards In Review.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Rudi Keller Journal Staff Writer

Reading, Writing Performance Targeted

New standards for reading and writing are being prepared for Albuquerque Public Schools, and the public will get a chance to review them before teachers start using them.

APS plans to hold public meetings on language arts standards late in October or November, said Jean Craven, head of Instructional Support Services for the district.

"Going full scale into a standards system means we focus on what the child is learning rather than focusing on what the teacher is teaching," Craven said.

The public meetings and comments from teachers will be the final steps in revising the draft standards, Craven said. …

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