August 27, 2004
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Legislative Liaison
(505) 827-7803 or
Pager: 988-0582
rwilliams@ped.state.nm.us

Agenda for Education Secretary Media Briefing on
2004 School Designations at Noon, August 30, in Santa Fe

(Santa Fe, NM)— Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García will announce 2004 No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/State Statute school designations at a media briefing on Monday, August 30, at noon, at the Public Education Department (PED), Mabry Hall, located at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

School designations will be based on the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment/Alternate Assessments in grades 4, 8 and 11, the performance of student subgroups (ethnicity, poverty, students with disabilities and limited English proficiency) and 95% of students in each subgroup in grades 4, 8 and 11 participating in state assessments. In addition, graduation rates will impact designations for the state’s high schools and attendance rates will impact designations for elementary and middle schools.

Schedule for Secretary of Education Media Briefing on Monday, August 30, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Noon.  
I. 2004 NCLB/State Statute School Designations (15 minutes) DR. VERONICA C. GARCíA
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
II. Media Questions and Answers
(15 minutes)
SECRETARY DR. GARCIA,
DEPUTY SECRETARY DR. KURT STEINHAUS,
ASSISTANT SECRETARY DR. DON E. WATSON,
ASSISTANT SECRETARY GERI ROMERO-ROYBAL AND
ASSISTANT SECRETARY CHARLES HAYES
Secretary Dr. García will be joined at the briefing by Deputy Secretary Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Assistant Secretary for Assessment and Accountability Dr. Don E. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Quality Assurance and Systems Integration Geri Romero-Roybal and Assistant Secretary for Rural Education Charles Hayes.

The 2004 school designations will be posted on the PED’s web page at www.ped.state.nm.us following the briefing.