All I can say is Wow! I am sure that the state was bombarded with calls today, but how unprofessional.
We debated about this also and felt it was an unfair question. However, since the question asked for the roots of the Quadratic Equation, with no y-values associated with it, we conceded that x = -4 and x= 2 are the only possible solutions. In my honest opinion, it was more of a reading comprehension question and noticing that the test asked for the roots of the quadratic "equation", despite asking students to use the graph for the solution, rather than testing their understanding of how to find roots graphically.
Kristina Newtown Mathematics Frankfort-Schuyler Middle School 605 Palmer Street Frankfort, New York 13340
>>> Natasha Hazell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 6/15/2012 3:16 PM >>> We feel the same way & were told the same by the State. One of our teachers was given a very rude and unprofessional response of "this was on the June 2008 exam before, why are you b*tching about it". We will be filing a complaint about that interaction. On Jun 15, 2012 2:59 PM, "Catherine Weaver" <CWeaver@bataviacsd.org> wrote:
> We strongly disagree, but were told by the state that it had to be x =-4 > and x =2. ii argued that students displayed understanding by locating the > points on the graph. > > Cathy Weaver > Math Teacher > Math Department Chair > Batavia High School > Email: email@example.com > Voicemail: Ext. 7530 > > >>> Natasha Hazell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 6/15/2012 2:47 PM >>> > Any thoughts about #34 on yesterday's algebra exam? Anyone agre/disagree > with the rubric not allowing full credit if the student lists the > coordinates instead of writing x =-4 and x =2? > > -- > -Natasha > >
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