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The "Accountability Report" provides indicators of the condition of Public Education in New Mexico, and is published each year by the State Department of Education. The report provides narrative and statistical information on an array of educational indicators, which include enrollment trends, funding and expenditures, graduation and college-bound statistics, specialized program support, and student achievement information. Over the past 3 years student enrollment in New Mexico schools has grown by 3% to 325,000 students. Growth has been significant in special education, as well as in elementary and secondary education. The past 3 years have also seen a continued shift in the ethnic makeup of the student population, with increases in the percentage of Hispanic and Native American students and decreases in the Anglo population. In the 1994-95 school year, the student population was 39.9% Anglo, 46.4% Hispanic, 10.4% Native American, 2.4% African American, and 1.0% Asian. State appropriations to the public schools have increased over the past 3 years, and teacher salaries have begun to catch up to the national average. (Contains 10 figures, 23 tables, and 12 references.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, American Indians, College Bound Students, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Graduation, Hispanic Americans, Public Schools, Report Cards, Special Education, State Programs, Tables (Data), Teacher Salaries, Testing Programs

Author: Hall, Carroll L.; And Others


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