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Meg Clemens

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RE: algebra regents 2011
Posted: Jun 18, 2011 7:04 AM
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We called State Ed and asked about this exact error (common enough that the
rubric should have directly addressed it.) Here's what they said:

-2 points for 3/18 and 12/18, conceptual error

BUT (I'm still scratching my head on this one)

-1 point for writing "3 out of 18" and "12 out of 18", in words but not in

Meg Clemens

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Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: algebra regents 2011

Hm......sounds like a reading error to me...

if they said 3/18 doesn't that imply that the student KNEW that there were
THREE outfits? The fact that they stated extra information...that is there
were 3 out of 18 (3/18) doesn't mean they didn't understand the concept of
how many...clearly, they did if they got a 3 in their answer.

Liz Waite

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Sent: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 5:39 pm
Subject: Re: algebra regents 2011

We gave 2 points - thought it was a conceptual error to write a probability
instead of how many
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From: mfreebern <>
Subject: Re: algebra regents 2011
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:10:08 EDT

Question 38...What would give (2 points or 3 points)the question if the
student got the correct sample space but wrote the two anwers of 3 and 12 as
probabilities (3/18 and 12/18)?
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