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Topic: Re: Pass Rates
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John Sittig

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Re: Pass Rates
Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:37 PM
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Unlike passing rates for IA (or in the past for math A) which are assessments in which passing is a requirement for graduation and therefore everyone has to take it, passing rates on the Math B assessment can vary from school to school depending on the philosophy of the school. Some schools only have their most advanced students take the assesment as these will be the students who will most likely be getting an Advanced Regents Diploma while other schools require all students to take the Math B assessment even if they are not seeking this type of diploma. I think that this is why we are seeing such a large range in passing rates and mastery levels. IMHO, I feel that the simple posting of the passing rate and the mastery level percentage for the Math B assessment is really meaningless unless you also include who is required to take the assessment in that district.

John Sittig
Clayton A. Bouton HS

>>> "April Kackos" <> 06/30/08 8:12 AM >>>
I had a 95% passing IA with 12% mastery. This was regular 9th grade and accel 8th combined.

Our Math B was about the same in the upper 80%s.

April Kackos
Tri-Valley HS
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