Española Public Schools is committed to providing quality educational programs for all students. As part of this commitment the Department of Assessment assures that PED required assessments are administered as required and assessment data is utilized to guide instruction for all students. Asking students to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter is critical to the learning process; it is essential to evaluate whether the educational goals and standards of the lessons are being met. Assessment affects decisions about grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and in some cases, funding. Further, assessment inspires us to ask these hard questions:
2016-2017 NM PED Assessment Calendar
- Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?
- Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?
- Is there a way to teach the subject better, thereby promoting better learning?