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Re: Int Alg and Graduation Requirement
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Aug 21, 2009 7:20 PM



Does anyone know for sure if the component retesting will still be around next year? I am the math teacher on an multi  discipline committee working on credit recovery with seniors. The administrator for this project is convinced that component retesting will still be around. I have yet to see that in writing and am hesitant about including that in the program. As of now I am sticking with the regents exams we have as commencement. One of my seniors this past school year tried to pass the Math A and the component retest. She failed every time. The irony was she was a senior working on her 4th credit of math! She only graduated because she was able to pass the Integrated Algebra. Thanks for your input. Luisa Duerr In a message dated 8/21/2009 10:50:51 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jd2718@gmail.com writes:
Any single regents examination is sufficient for graduation. It is clearly NYSED's policy that one commencement level exam must be passed (Part 100.5.a.5.b.2, key lines clipped, below) and that any of the math regents count as a commencement level exam (incidentally mentioned in the Transfer Student Q/A, cited below, among other places). >From Part 100: (here: _http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1005.html#math_ (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1005.html#math) ) State assessment system Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (ii), (iii) and (iv) of this paragraph, all students shall demonstrate attainment of the New York State learning standards:
Mathematics: for students who first enter grade nine in September 1997 and thereafter, by passing a commencement level Regents examination in mathematics. For purposes of a Regents endorsed diploma a score of 65 shall be considered passing. For a local diploma a score of 5564, as determined by the school, also may be considered passing up through the 20072008 school year; or
In the document entitled "TRANSFER STUDENTS Q/As ," available here: _http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/part100/pages/policytransqainrevision.html_ (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/part100/pages/policytransqainrevision.html) , the State writes (incidental to the point they are making): "These students may also fulfill the mathematics Regents examinations requirement by passing all three commencementlevel Regents Examinations in Mathematics titled Integrated Algebra (or Mathematics A), Geometry, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry." (4/2008) Jonathan Halabi HS of American Studies the Bronx On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Westendorf, Neal <_nwestendorf@taconichills.k12.ny.us_ (mailto:nwestendorf@taconichills.k12.ny.us) > wrote:
It has been my understanding that student need only pass one exam as is done in science. The most likely exam would be the Algebra 1.
As I reread the SED _http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/math/regdipreqmathcht.html_ (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/math/regdipreqmathcht.html) chart, I still think this is correct. Note the word 'options' at the top of the exam column. Students need to pass one of them.
I am curious to see how the weaker students do on the Geometry exam. I can picture a student who may have great difficulty with the abstract nature of Algebra but have more comfort, ability and success with the more handson Geometric concepts and step by step nature of proof. It will be interesting to compare results.
Neal Taconic Hills HS
Original Message From: _ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org_ (mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org) on behalf of Susan Reeve Sent: Fri 8/14/2009 7:40 PM To: _nyshsmath@mathforum.org_ (mailto:nyshsmath@mathforum.org) Subject: Re: Int Alg and Graduation Requirement
I heard that any regents will do to get the general diploma.
 On Fri, 8/14/09, Jenn <_jennmelcher@yahoo.com_ (mailto:jennmelcher@yahoo.com) > wrote:
From: Jenn <_jennmelcher@yahoo.com_ (mailto:jennmelcher@yahoo.com) > Subject: Int Alg and Graduation Requirement To: _nyshsmath@mathforum.org_ (mailto:nyshsmath@mathforum.org) Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 6:49 PM
Is it correct to state that passing the Int. Algebra exam is a requirement to get a regents diploma?
Or will any math regents do?
Thanks
Jenn
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