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Re: Absolute shocked! Final vs. Regents? Give both or justone?
Posted: Jun 22, 2009 8:21 PM
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In a message dated 6/22/2009 4:49:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
nwestendorf@taconichills.k12.ny.us writes:

How can we help the students and
parents understand this disconnect other than offer a final plus the
regents? Their thinking is that if they passed the regents, then they
are ready for the next course.



Make up your own conversion chart that more accurately reflects the
students' achievement (a more linear scale rather than the cubic regression that
was used would be more accurate). The new scaled score can be used as a
final exam and incorporated into the course final grade. The State's scaled
score can go on the transcript to justify that the student has passed the
minimum requirement for graduation. Giving two exams is too onerous and hard to
justify when the kids have other finals to take. It shouldn't be hard to
convince parents that the State's scale is the bare minimum standard that
allows students to graduate but which does not reflect a student's readiness
for subsequent courses. There is no rule that the Regents grade must be
used to compute a student's final course grade. Schools have discretion in
this regard; schools can set their own minimum standards, as long as they're
not lower than the State's (that would be hard to do!).

Lisa
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