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Re: Algebra 2/Trig Regents
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 7:15 AM
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Whether we agree with some of the definitions or formats, I think we can
agree that the test is not well-written. There shouldn't be so much
controversy. As well, the scores should mean something so the public will
understand and have confidence in the scores that are assigned. That is not
happening.

And whether or not students pick up the nuances in these poorly written
questions, I am embarrassed as an educator at the questions and answers.

Luckily, I am now in a private school. While we have given Regents
diplomas in the past, we will now look into going independent of the state tests.
Our students can use SAT II's to demonstrate high levels of competency.

If you look at other subjects, the tests and conversions will destroy all
public confidence.

For example, on US History, you can get from 1 through 9 points off on the
short answers and get a 99%.
In the English Regents, everything correct but 1 point off on an essay
and you drop to 94%.

There was a time when our Regents exams were well written and measured the
level of learning in the course. The number of questions matched the
relative worth of each section. For example, trig would be a big part of the
Alg II/ Trig test.

It is a final exam and the students should feel they can expect to be
tested on what the topics are in the relative proportion of how much time we
devote to it. And the time we devote to it should be how the state
curriculum assigns as a percentage of the course.

Lou Tullo


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