Date: May 17, 2013 8:45 AM Author: Bruce L Hodgson Subject: RE: grading a regents - could we try this? This has always been an issue for us as we have two math teachers in the

district. We have always contacted neighboring districts, who are all in

the same boat, and we get together for an afternoon of grading. Thankfully,

due to our small sizes we don't usually have a lot of tests to grade. Now,

however, we will have to be aware of whose tests we are grading, a little

more challenging but certainly doable.

Bruce Hodgson

Minerva Central School

From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org]

On Behalf Of William Wickes

Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:22 PM

To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org

Subject: RE: grading a regents - could we try this?

Who is going to pay the retired teachers??? Maybe Mr King will

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On Behalf Of Grace Wilkie

Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:41 PM

To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org

Subject: Re: grading a regents - could we try this?

can you use retired math teachers in your area?

Grace Wilkie

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 4:46 PM, Kathy Noftsier <mathkat@twcny.rr.com>

wrote:

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.

Kathy

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From: MHulton@holland.wnyric.org

To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org

Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:36 AM

Subject: Re: grading a regents - could we try this?

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?

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?

Thank you,

Melanie Hulton

Mrs. Melanie Hulton

Mathematics Department Chair

Algebra, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Trigonometry Instructor

Holland Central Jr./Sr. High School

716 537 8200 <tel:716%20537%208200> ext 7112

email: mhulton@holland.wnyric.org

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From: "Kathy Noftsier"

Sent by: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org

Date: 05/16/2013 07:21AM

Subject: Re: grading a regents - could we try this?

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?

> 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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