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K-3 plus

In 2007, House Bill 198 was enacted to establish a fund to allow New Mexico public schools and districts to develop a six year pilot project that extends to the school year for kindergarten through third grade by up to two months for participating students to measure the effect of additional time on literacy, numeric and social skills development.

The purpose of K-3 Plus is ito demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants. The program extends the school year for K-3 by 25 instructional days beginning before school starts.


2014 K3 Plus Informational Webinar
2011-12 K-3 Plus Annual Report

NM House Bill 198
HB14 2012 signed
New Mexico K3 Plus DIBELS Next Guide 2012 2013


Bernadette Maes
K-3 Plus Program Manager