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Report to The LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Public Education Department Teacher and Administrator Preparation in New Mexico December 5, 2012 Report #12-13

LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE Senator John Arthur Smith, Chairman Representative Luciano “Lucky” Varela, Vice-Chairman Senator Sue Wilson Beffort Senator Pete Campos Senator Carlos R. Cisneros Representative William “Bill” J. Gray Senator Stuart Ingle Representative Rhonda S. King Representative Larry A. Larrañaga Senator Carroll H. Leavell Senator Mary Kay Papen Representative Henry “Kiki” Saavedra Representative Nick L. Salazar Representative Edward C. Sandoval Senator John Sapien Representative Don L. Tripp Representative James P. White DIRECTOR David Abbey DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION Charles Sallee PROGRAM EVALUATION TEAM Jeff Canney, CGFM Jon Courtney, Ph.D. Valerie Crespin-Trujillo Jack Evans Brenda Fresquez, CICA Pamela Galbraith Maria Griego Rachel Mercer-Smith Matthew Pahl Michael Weinberg, Ed.D.

Table of Contents Page No. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ....................................................................................................... 5 BACKGROUND INFORMATION ....................................................................................... 10 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATONS ............................................................................ 13 Low Teacher Admission Requirements And Licensure Standards Perpetuate Low Student Performance .............................................................................................................. 13 The Public Education Department Could Better Oversee Preparation Programs To Improve Teacher Quality ....................................................................................................... 19 Increasing Entrance Standards, Exit Standards, And Programmatic Quality Will Raise Administrator Quality ............................................................................................................ 28 New Mexico’s Educator Reporting System Can Be Simplified And Improved By Including Outcomes Data ...................................................................................................... 34 AGENCY RESPONSES .......................................................................................................... 36 APPENDIX A: Project Information ...................................................................................... 48 APPENDIX B: Public Education Department Report Card ............................................... 49 APPENDIX C: Teacher Effectiveness Analysis .................................................................... 51 APPENDIX D: Principal Preparation Analysis .................................................................... 54 APPENDIX E: Educator Survey Data ................................................................................... 58 APPENDIX F: Clinical Experience Rubric ........................................................................... 61 APPENDIX G: NCATE Accreditation Standards................................................................ 62

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Number of Licensed Teachers by College of Education* Licensed Teachers CNM

Percent of Total

420

1%

Eastern

1,792

4%

Highlands

1,333

3%

NMSU

2,859

6%

UNM

5,368

11%

815

2%

Other**

13,077

28%

Unknown

21,758

46%

Total

47,422

Western

*Not all licensed teachers are actively teaching. **Includes teachers prepared by private, out-of-state, and other in-state institutions. Source: LFC Analysis

The state has invested $59 million in mandatory salary increases through the threetiered system since 2009. Students Proficient or Above on the SBA, SY12