Yes, the student can earn the advanced Regents diploma in the situation that you are describing.
Math A and Math B were never intended to be courses.? They are merely names of Regents exams.? Most districts chose to adopt the names "Math A" and "Math B' for their courses because it was the most convenient thing to do.? It doesn't matter when you give it or what the name of the course is.? The truth is that you can call the courses anything you want and administer the exams at any time you feel the students are ready to take it.? Many schools gave the A exam halfway through 10th grade and the B at the end of 11th; some others gave the A at the end of 9th and the B at the end of 11th.? I'm sure there are other variations to this as well.? They did whatever works for them.
Of the three required course credits, NYS allows a maximum of two credits that could be earned for coursework leading to the Math A exam.? Since your students did not exceed this two credit limit and passed both exams, the students have met the requirement for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.? Hope this helps.
-----Original Message----- From: Jessie Joy <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 3:57 pm Subject: Advanced Regents Diploma Credit?
I am seeking guidance from the field regarding diploma credit for the student seeking an Advanced Regents diploma. The scenario is as follows.? ?
Our school, like many, offers an "extended" course sequence for those students who might have difficulty achieving the standards for Math B. This sequence has consisted of four courses, essentially Math A1, Math A2, Math B1, and Math B1, with each course earning a single unit of credit. Students take the Math B exam upon completion of the fourth course.? ?
We have encountered this year for the first time two students who failed the fourth math course (Math B2), but passed the Math B Regents exam. As a result, the students have earned 3 math credits and passing score on both Math A and Math B Regents examinations.? ?
May these students still be awarded the Advanced Regents diploma, since they have met the credit and exam requirements, in spite of failing to satisfactorily complete the coursework leading to the exam?? ?
I will also forward the question to SED, but wonder whether any in the field have encountered this circumstance. Thank you in advance for your replies, on or off list is fine.? ?