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About the New Mexico Science Assessment

The New Mexico Assessment for Science Readiness (NM-ASR) is New Mexico’s statewide summative assessment for Science, administered at the end of grades 5, 8, and 11. As the NM-ASR is a single measure at the end of a grade band, interpretations and uses of NM-ASR scores should be supplemented with additional measures, including information from classroom summative and formative assessments in science.

Understanding Your Student's Scores

The NM-ASR is designed to measure whether students are on track to be ready for college or career, as defined by the State, by showing they have mastered the New Mexico STEM Ready! Science Standards. The standards require integration of Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts to explain phenomena and solve problems.

Reports detailing student performance can be obtained from your local school district or by accessing Kite® Parent Portal, a secure, online repository for parents and guardians to access their student's entire history of Kite score reports.

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