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Topic: grading a regents - could we try this?
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Steven Fenton

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From: Unadilla Valley Central School
Registered: 3/29/07
grading a regents - could we try this?
Posted: May 15, 2013 6:04 PM
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Need help with this hypothetical situation - our district is small with only 3 high school math teachers and 2 middle school math teachers - under 1000 k-12 students. Given the size of the school we have one teacher for Algebra 2 & Trigonometry and two Geometry teachers. State regulations say we are not allowed to grade our own regents exams. The middle school teachers will have classes to the end of the first week of regents, and then field trips and middle school graduation the second week of regents so their availability is questionable. The two middle school teachers have expressed concern about the lack of a knowledge base especially for Geo and Trig. Two of the high school teachers (not teaching Trig) have expressed the same concern about the Trig course. We understand that state regulations for grading math regents also say the regents exams are to be graded by a committee of three certified teachers. We have discussed trying regional scoring.

For grading High School Math Regents Exams could we do the following...?

Could the two teachers not teaching the course and somehow find a competent third adult to be the third grader be guided by the teacher of record for the regents exam? The teacher of record would be in the same room taking questions on how a question could be graded but not know whose exam the question is coming from. We are a little uneasy given the complexity of the problems that could appear in any of the math regents for individuals who do not have the experience with the subject matter.

Thoughts??? Is this right or wrong??

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