August 5, 2004
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Legislative Liason
(505) 827-7803

Agenda for Education Secretary García Media Briefing
On Friday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Santa Fe

(Santa Fe, NM)--Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García will announce the verified 2004 11th-grade criterion-referenced test (CRT) results and her initiatives for improving the state’s high schools at a media briefing on Friday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Public Education Department, Mabry Hall, located at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe. The briefing will also address the methodology for determining school ratings in 2004 and school improvement initiatives. The schedule is as follows:

Schedule for Secretary of Education Media Briefing on Friday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

I. Opening Comments and Introductions (3 minutes)

DR. KURT STEINHAUS
Deputy Secretary for Learning and Accountability
II. 2004 Ratings Methodology (15 minutes) DR. DON WATSON
Assistant Secretary for Assessment and Accountability
III. 2004 School Improvement: Strategic (15 minutes) CHARLES HAYES
Planning and School Assistance Assistant Secretary for Rural Education
GERI ROMERO-ROYBAL
Assistant Secretary for Quality Assurance and Systems Integration
IV. Questions and Answers (33 minutes) MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
11:00 a.m. to Noon
I. 2004 11th-Grade CRT Results and High School Improvement (20 minutes) DR. VERONICA C. GARCíA
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
II. Questions and Answers MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES