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Topic: Preparing for NYS Common Core Algebra 1
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Elaine Zseller

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RE: Preparing for NYS Common Core Algebra 1
Posted: Jun 21, 2013 2:29 PM
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Please see page 3 of the document referenced below. It indicates that students are not required to take both regents. (I identified the red font.)

Any student who in the 2013-14 school year or thereafter, regardless of grade of
enrollment, begins his or her first commencement-level math course culminating in a Regents
Exam in June 2014 or later must take the New York State CCLS Regents Exam in
mathematics that corresponds to that course, as available, and be provided with Common
Core instruction. ...

For the June 2014 and August 2014 administrations only, students receiving Algebra I
(Common Core) instruction may, at local discretion, take the Regents Examination in
Integrated Algebra (2005 Revised) in addition to the Regents Examination in Algebra I
(Common Core).

From: [] On Behalf Of Meg Clemens
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:43 AM
Subject: Preparing for NYS Common Core Algebra 1

A teacher asked me for advice on how I was preparing to teach NYS Common Core Algebra 1 this fall. I thought this topic would be a good discussion point for the group. Here's my two cents:

You need to read A Story of Functions, PARCC standards breakout, any PARCC documents that give details, such as assessment breakouts (even though they are not NYS assessments), and details of the difference between Alg 1 and Alg 2. PARCC progression documents won't tell you what is in Alg 1 but are the best descriptions I have seen what the standards encompass for HS topics. No crosswalk is available from the 2005 standards to the Core. No glossary is available although the modules should include vocabulary. (Will they have definitions? Probably but the actual regents tests are not written by the module writing company so expect conflicts in this area as well as other areas.)

You should also be familiar with PARCC standards for gr 6 - 8 so you will know previous skills.

Having said all that-I am waiting for the release of the Algebra 1 modules. NYSED has *promised* they will be available by 31 July. An overview of Module 1 is available on It lists lessons and gives sample assessments but remember the modules and the new regents are NOT written by the same company so the sample assessments are not meant to be 'regents-like'. Full modules are expected to include scripted lessons, homework assignments, everything to teach the course.

How to review for both the common core regents by the beginning of June and the regular Algebra 1 regents mid-June: I'm still thinking about this conundrum.

Meg Clemens
Canton Central School
NBCT AYA Math 2002- 2022

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