As noted by Nancy Tipton at ABQJournal.com, the New Mexico Public Education Department is having a 2:00 p.m. news conference to announce the release of 2009 Standards Based Assessment (i.e., testing) and tap dance around the bad news while overly gloating on the good.
You know, a press conference.
More important to the dweebier among us, the PED website has a spankin' new webpage this morning (suave silhouettes of kids in thoughtful, yet playful poses included) which, for now, solely tells us:
AYP 2009 will be available after 2pm on Monday, August 3, 2009Like "AYP 2009" is the next "Star Wars" installment, and we're a bunch of uber-nerds who will stand outside the movie house for hours/days to be first in line when the movie/scores come out.
Sad to say, that analogy fits me to a very perfectly formed "T". I am already wearing my AYP helmet, and hold a plastic "light saber" with the words "Annual Measurable Outcomes" painted on it with White-Out. It's damn hard to type while holding a plastic "light saber", I can tell you.
More later. Remember, I'm first in line, even if I have to go to the bathroom.
P.S.: Edit...As "Results Day 2009" unfolded, I blabbed more and more about the whole thing. Those looking for a bit of "analysis" on it all can look here.