New Math Curriculum Helps Las Cruces Elementary Schools Drive 443% Growth in One Year

Las Cruces, NM

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The second largest school district in New Mexico, Las Cruces Public Schools, faced a dire situation—just 7 percent of its elementary students were proficient in math. Read how the district used i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and i-Ready from Curriculum Associates to more than quadruple their results in a year.


“When we saw our midyear data, the teachers were shocked. The numbers had increased from 7 percent to 22 percent. It wasn’t anything we had ever expected, especially in the middle of a pandemic, but the program was rigorous and fueled continuous growth through the spring, which brought hesitant folks on board.” Lisa Hufstedler, District Administrator