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gWilkie@highlands.com

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Re: grading a regents - could we try this?
Posted: May 17, 2013 11:01 AM
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I would think the school would ... instead of taking a middle school
teacher out of class and get a sub - they could leave that teacher in the
class and pay the retired math or English teacher ... just a thought Grace
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On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM, William Wickes <wickes@optonline.net>wrote:

> Who is going to pay the retired teachers??? Maybe Mr King will****
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> *From:* owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:
> owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] *On Behalf Of *Grace Wilkie
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:41 PM
> *To:* nyshsmath@mathforum.org
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> *Subject:* Re: grading a regents - could we try this?****
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> can you use retired math teachers in your area?****
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> Grace Wilkie****
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> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Kathy Noftsier <mathkat@twcny.rr.com>
> wrote:****
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> I will check with her. She is usually very careful not to share something
> she is not 100% sure of. She's new but we've been very impressed with her
> so far and I would bet that her information is correct.****
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> Kathy****
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> ----- Original Message ----- ****
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> *From:* MHulton@holland.wnyric.org ****
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> *To:* nyshsmath@mathforum.org ****
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> *Sent:* Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:36 AM****
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> *Subject:* Re: grading a regents - could we try this?****
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> We have the exact same situation. One Alg II & Trig teacher. My
> thoughts, is it allowed that the Algebra II and Trig teacher makes up the
> key and guides the other teacher correcting the exam through the correct
> solutions using the rubric as their guide before they even take the exams
> from the office to start to correct?****
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> ****
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> One more thing, if I interpreted this correctly, are you saying that if
> there is a mathematical question, the principle is allowed to come and ask
> me about the validity of the solution? (even though I am the instructor of
> the course). May I ask for verification on this? Who said it was ok? ****
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> Thank you,****
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> Melanie Hulton
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> Mrs. Melanie Hulton
> Mathematics Department Chair
> Algebra, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Trigonometry Instructor
> Holland Central Jr./Sr. High School
> 716 537 8200 ext 7112
> email: mhulton@holland.wnyric.org****
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> -----owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org wrote: ----- ****
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> To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
> From: "Kathy Noftsier"
> Sent by: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org
> Date: 05/16/2013 07:21AM
> Subject: Re: grading a regents - could we try this?
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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
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven Fenton" <sfenton@uvstorm.org>
> To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:04 PM
> Subject: grading a regents - could we try this?
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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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