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Welcome to all Albuquerque Public School parents. We are providing this resource page so that you may have a better understanding of the assessment requirements for your student. There are also resources that will help your students prepare for the tests that are administered.

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College Entrance Exams

The PED has chosen SAT as the as the state’s mathematics and English language arts proficiency exam for students in grade 11, and PSAT10 for students in Grade 10. All 10th and 11th grade students in New Mexico public schools will participate in these tests in the spring. This will satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for a grade 10 and 11 math and ELA assessment.

Advantages for Students:

The PSAT 10 and SAT School Day helps students grow on their path to college and careers.

  • All students are given access to free, interactive personalized practice through Khan Academy and resources from the College Board to help reinforce what students are learning in classrooms and to focus on the content tested, not just test-taking strategies.
  • Students will be able to request that as many as four score reports are mailed to higher education institutions and scholarship organizations free of charge.
  • Students and families will receive an interactive online score report.
  • The SAT School Day is accepted at all state universities.
  • College Board also offers Opportunity Scholarships to help students plan for and apply to colleges. 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

>> All state-mandated assessments have been cancelled for Spring 2020. 

NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in a variety of subjects including arts, mathematics, reading, science, writing, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.

  • NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education.
  • NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Things to know about NAEP:

Introduce Your Student to NAEP:

Parental Refusal Information

Please read through all of the documentation below so you are fully informed about the impact on your child if you refuse to allow your student to participate in state-mandated testing. 

Parental Refusal Process:

  • Parent/Guardian evaluates the implications of refusing to participate in the assessment and determines what is in the best interest of their child.

Parental Refusal FAQs

Updated FAQs coming soon.

Parent Refusal Forms:

If the Parent/Guardian refuses to allow their student to test, it is necessary to complete the Parental Refusal Form for the appropriate school level and submit the form to their child’s school administration office. Paper copies of these forms are available at school and district offices.