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Sidney Gutierrez, Mountain View have high proficiency in math

A couple of middle schools in the Roswell Independent School District are showing some high math scores in their statewide testing.

In July, statewide test scores from the New Mexico Standards-Based Transition Assessment of Math and English Language Arts, known as TAMELA, were released by the New Mexico Public Education Department. TAMELA is Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s replacement for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, known as the PARCC test.

All of the academic achievement data can be seen at webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/accountability/.

At the Sidney Gutierrez Governing Council meeting last Monday, Principal Joe Andreis said he was “very proud of” some of Sidney Gutierrez Middle School’s (SGMS) TAMELA results.

Sidney Gutierrez Middle School’s results showed proficiency at 73% in English language arts (ELA) and 64% in math for sixth grade; 74% in ELA and 87% in math for seventh grade; and eighth grade showed 90% in ELA and 100% in math.

Collectively, Andreis explained SGMS, a public charter school, showed proficiency at 87% in math and 78% in ELA. Andreis listed each grade level to illustrate a “positively accelerating trend from sixth to eighth grade.”

In addition to the overall math score, Andreis said the SGMS students garnered 100% proficiency in Algebra I.

Statewide students exhibited 33% proficiency in ELA and around 20% in mathematics. At RISD, the students’ proficiency rates were 29% in ELA and 20% in math.

For Algebra I, students statewide were 18% proficient and results at RISD show a similar 17%.

For RISD high schools, Algebra I proficiency was as follows: Roswell High School at 6%, Goddard High School at 13%, and 20% for University High School.

Broken down by grade level, RISD students are proficient in math at 15% for sixth grade, 21% in seventh grade and 10% in eighth grade.

The RISD middle schools showed a higher percentage of proficiency with Sierra at 35%, Mountain View at 85%, Berrendo at 59% and Mesa at 35%.

For the Standards-Based Assessment (SBA), Andreis drew attention that seventh graders at SGMS were 91% proficient in science.

The state average for fourth, seventh and eighth graders is about 40% in the most recent SBA score. At RISD, science proficiency is shown at 48% for fourth grade, 50% for seventh grade and 31% for juniors.