The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a nationally-administered test. Unlike the test the state administers, NAEP doesn’t change when a new administration takes over so it is a MUCH better measure of educational performance over time.
The first post-COVID results were JUST RELEASED (on Monday, October 24) and for locked down New Mexico the results are not pretty. New Mexico saw dramatic COVID-related declines which are reflected in the 2022 scores below, but more importantly came in dead last in all four categories (4th grade math/reading and 8th grade math/reading). Those scores placed New Mexico 51st across the board in ALL categories tested.