I don't know if anyone has been around long enough to remember when Fred Paul used to be the big wig in the math dept at the state. He used to come to my area once a year and run a workshop on how to grade the Regents ( Algebra, Geometry, Trig ) and he told us NEVER leave a 63 or a 64. Either make it a 62 or a 65. ----- Original Message ----- From: StGOLD2112@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:39 AM Subject: Re: June 2011 Regents exams
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