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Topic: grading a regents - could we try this?
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Re: grading a regents - could we try this?
Posted: May 16, 2013 7:19 AM
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My principal has checked this out and said that I cannot be in the same
room. We will have one high school and two middle school teachers grading
all three - possibly with help from a third middle school teacher and an
elementary teacher (who is also certified high school math but hasn't taught
it in many years). Yes, this is going to be tough on the middle school
teachers. In the past they have brought in substitutes for them for some of
the days. We have always needed to call on their help with only two
teachers in the high school.
The process, if they have any questions, is that they must ask her first
(the principal), then she must bring the question to the high school
teacher - me for both geometry and alg 2/trig. Integrated algebra shouldn't
be quite as bad since I don't teach it but I wrote the curriculum for it so
if any questions arise I can probably handle them.

Kathy Noftsier
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Subject: grading a regents - could we try this?

> 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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