The NMPED cannot complete strand E unless your district/Administrator completes strand D first.
The OPAL review process depends on whether or not NMPED has all the required documents listed on page 44 of the OPAL Requirements and Guidelines.
Two outside reviewers will make decisions based on both the explanation and the data. As they review your portfolio, they will seek to understand what you do and how you think about instruction, student learning, and professional growth. Both outside reviewers will be experienced educators, but only one of the reviewers will have similar subject area expertise. Keep in mind this purpose and audience as you construct your OPAL.
You may contact NMPED Licensure Department to check on the status of Strand E at 505-827-1445. If you believe there was an error during the submission, or do not have access to your account and want to check on the status, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.