24 July 2008

Isn't That Special?

Guess what I got in the mail?

Yes, I passed my elementary cert test for Washington...but not only do I get a score report, I get a handy-dandy certificate which states that my "exceptional performance earned a score that ranks within the top 15% of all test takes who took this assessment in previous years. This achievement indicates a high level of proficiency in an area critical for professional educators." (Yes, the real one does have my name on it.)

It's kind of amusing. I don't think I've gotten a certificate for darned near anything in the last 20 years. I'm not sure what to do with it. It isn't as if anyone is going to care about the Top 15%. (Do you think the Top 5% gets a little gold sticker on theirs?) I think I'll put it in the file with the other certification stuff...and when I need a giggle, I'll pick at it and think, "Well, isn't that special?"


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Oh, fer God's sake, frame it and put it on your wall with all the presidential handshake pics!

To be serious, I value my Oregon Teaching License more than my college diploma.

Clix said...

Hey SG - I tagged you for this week's Friday Five cuz I thought it had good questions, and I wanted to see your answers :)

The Science Goddess said...

Maybe my mother would like to hang it on her refrigerator? LOL