NEW MEXICO GRADUATION EQUITY INITIATIVE

NEW MEXICO GRADUATION EQUITY INITIATIVE

What Is The New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative?

Testimony from New Mexican educational experts heard during the Yazzie-Martinez lawsuit made clear the inequities that pervade our school system. The goal of the New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative (NMGEI) is to address the education system’s history of structural and inherent racism.

New Mexico’s high school students need a more expansive learning and assessment system that honors their cultural and linguistic strengths while providing feedback and other engaging opportunities—allowing students to take ownership of their learning, build strong identities, and see a rich future ahead.

Together with the New Mexico Public Education Department we are defining and piloting a new project-based graduation pathway that culminates with senior exhibitions to demonstrate learning, as an alternative to graduation options that require traditional testing.

What We’re Doing

  • Facilitating the Innovative Assessment Community of Practice
  • Facilitating the Educator Community of Practice for Capstone Assessments
  • Holding Youth Participatory Action Research groups
  • Supporting Equity Council initiatives
  • Piloting alternative assessments and new graduation pathways

Join the Initiative

The New Mexico Innovative Assessment Community of Practice (CoP) convenes educators and districts around the state who are interested in piloting new graduation options and alternative assessments.

What Is The New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative?

Testimony from New Mexican educational experts heard during the Yazzie-Martinez lawsuit made clear the inequities that pervade our school system. The goal of the New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative (NMGEI) is to address the education system’s history of structural and inherent racism.

New Mexico’s high school students need a more expansive learning and assessment system that honors their cultural and linguistic strengths while providing feedback and other engaging opportunities—allowing students to take ownership of their learning, build strong identities, and see a rich future ahead.

Together with the New Mexico Public Education Department we are defining and piloting a new project-based graduation pathway that culminates with senior exhibitions to demonstrate learning, as an alternative to graduation options that require traditional testing.

What We’re Doing

What We’re Doing

  • Facilitating the Innovative Assessment Community of Practice
  • Facilitating the Educator Community of Practice for Capstone Assessments
  • Holding Youth Participatory Action Research groups
  • Supporting Equity Council initiatives
  • Piloting alternative assessments and new graduation pathways

Join the Initiative

The New Mexico Innovative Assessment Community of Practice (CoP) convenes educators and districts around the state who are interested in piloting new graduation options and alternative assessments.
Join the Community of Practice

Equity in Education Series

New Mexico Graduation Equity Initiative Flyer
Learn more about the initiative and follow our progress in the Equity in Education blog series:

Equity in Education Series

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING:

  • Students are paired with local employers to provide meaningful work experiences
  • Students are paid, receiving a monthly stipend
  • X3 works with schools in historically underserved communities
  • Mentors and employer are fully supported by the X3 team
NM Graduation Equity Initiative graphic
Learn more about the initiative and follow our progress in the Equity in Education blog series: