Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

New Mexico to makes change to new teacher licensing test

SANTA FE (KSMX)- New Mexico is changing up the way new teachers get their teaching license. The Albuquerque Journal reports in the past, the state used the National Evaluation Series, a test for educator hopefuls for grades K through 12.

Now, the state is moving to administer the Praxis system which is new to New Mexico starting in August. The new test comes with a bigger price tag, up to $50 more, which some fear may deter someone from taking it.

However, the state says free retakes and resources will be offered with the new exam.