I don't know what link you are referring, but the site that I went to as directed by the memo does not have the rating guide for the June 2011 exams. If there is such a link, could someone please send it to me.
As for the interpretation of the memo, I think it's quite clear. We must give every student every benefit of every doubt as we're scoring, as there will be no more rescoring of the 60-64 papers. I usually erred on the side of the conservative thinking that I could always give him or her the point later, if necessary. Now that philosophy will have to change.
Steve Goldman Half Hollow Hills HS East Dix Hills, NY