PED Data Foul-Up Shows School Grades In Error

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In August of this year the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) released its yearly grades of the individual schools throughout the state. When these were published it showed Hot Springs High School (HSHS) as receiving a failing, an “F”. To many educators, administrators close to the school, to say nothing of the students and parents, this seemed a little odd. As it turned out after examining the data used by the NMPED to determine this grade, it was more than a little odd; it was vastly in error. Though all the proper information was supplied to NMPED, the results they showed were based on only a small fraction of this.