This is very interesting but I'm not sure it really changes the past procedures. According to the memo: "Beginning in June 2011, schools are no longer permitted to rescore any of the open-ended questions on any Regents Exam after each question has been rated the required number of times as specified in the rating guide, regardless of the final exam score."
But the rating guide that it is linked to is the one that states:
"For the Regents Examinations in Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry, all student answer papers that receive a scale score of 60 through 64 must be scored a second time. The principal may elect to have the scoring committee also score a second time those student answer papers that received a scale score of 50 through 54, or all student answer papers. For the second scoring, a different committee of teachers may score the student?s paper or the original committee may score the paper. However, no teacher may score the same open-ended questions that he or she scored in the first rating of the paper."
So my interpretation would be that the "required number of times as specified in the rating guide" is two for students receiving a scaled score of 60 through 64. How do others read it? It is definitely confusing and I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish.
On May 21, 2011, at 8:57 AM, MARYBETH ROBINETTE wrote:
> I just received a copy of a memo from the state concerning June > Regents exams. I am attaching it to this e-mail. The highlighted > portion concerns me... The state is saying essays and other open > ended questions cannot be re-scored regardless of final exam > grade. This is very troubling! > > This is what I received from my Regional Information Center > (Eastern Suffolk Boces): > > "The State Education Department has released a memo to principals > concerning concerning the format, content, and credit allotment of > the Regents Examinations and the Regents Competency Tests (RCTs) to > be held in June 2011. > > In addition, this memo provides information about required > statewide scanning procedures for Regents Exams and about a change > in scoring policy. > > Please see the highlighted section on page 2 of the attached copy > of this memo for very important details concerning the policy about > rescoring open-ended questions on Regents exams. > > This memo is also available on the SED web site at: http:// > www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/hsgen/611/563-611.pdf <https:// > mail.hufsd.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ > apda/hsgen/611/563-611.pdf> " > > Marybeth Robinette > >