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RE: Algebra 2 Trig Regents Grade
Posted:
Mar 16, 2011 5:13 PM



The 1, 2, 3, and 4 method is already in use and is used to compute your school's P.I. for your report card. Below 55 is a 1, 55  64 is a 2, 6584 is a 3 and 85+ is a 4. However in the P. I. formula 3's and 4's are given equal weight and 2's hurt a bit less than 1's. Teachers are also already being measured, as schools receive reports on each teacher's numbers. However the new law states that 40% of a teacher's evaluation include scores from standardized exams. I agree with Liz 100% on the "interesting" dynamic that this will create within departments.
Kevin M. Connolly Math Teacher  Elmira Free Academy 951 Hoffman Street Elmira, NY 14905 (607) 7353101
________________________________ From: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org [ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of elizwaite@aol.com [elizwaite@aol.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:02 PM To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org Subject: Re: Algebra 2 Trig Regents Grade
This is going to create an interesting (and not necessarily positive) dynamic for both teachers and students. Consider for example the teacher that typically teaches the 1's and 2's. How much worse will that person look on the surface than the one who gets the 3's and 4's? Consider the teacher who is kind and patient and ends up with anyone and everyone in his/her class to avoid someone less forgiving. Those students might not get the highest grades, but are probably in the 'right' place. The teacher they end up with will end up looking worse, though...when is that what really happened?? Consider the teacher who doesn't particularly like children. He/she could purposely drive students from his/her class by making their lives miserable (you all know there are people that could, in fact, do mean things to students they dislike) Not only will those students suffer borderline abuse with such a person, that person might end up coming out smelling like a rose. I hope this system doesn't bring out the worst in the worst and ends up getting them rewarded for it.
Either way, I implore all of you to continue doing the right thing, being kind, fair, and helpful to all kids  continue to endure the students who grate on your nerves  they're people (children, in fact), too and they need you. This is the time for us to tap a higher faith and know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong and what is truly the best thing for all and if there is corruption around us to stand up for what we believe in and at all times continue to love the children. Liz Waite
Original Message From: Grace Wilkie <gwilkie@highlands.com> To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Sent: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 10:57 am Subject: Re: Algebra 2 Trig Regents Grade
The state has never encouraged the school districts to use the regents as part of the district's grading system. Up for consideration is to use the numbers 1,2,3,4 for the regents  similar to the elementary scoring  and would be hooked into the teacher evaluation. Grace Wilkie
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 5:15 AM, Liz Donahue <ldonahue@optonline.net<mailto:ldonahue@optonline.net>> wrote: Does anyone know if school districts are prohibited starting next year from using regents grade results as part of their final grade??.
I know that it is to be considered only as an assessment but my question is are we going to be prevented from using it as a final grade which some of us have??
Liz Donahue East Islip HS, East Islip NY
Original Message From: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org<mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org> [mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org<mailto:ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org>] On Behalf Of Kristin Holmes Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:54 PM To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org<mailto:nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Subject: AII&T: Trig modeling
Does anyone know how much trig modeling needs to be included in the Algebra II & Trig course? We planned to cover the word problems where the equation is given and students need to use it to answer a question (how long is the building above x temperature, or how high is the tide at a given time). Do we also need to cover the problems where the students develop the equation themselves? We used to do this in our Math B course, but it takes time and time is in SHORT supply in this course. ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org<mailto:majordomo@mathforum.org> * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 *******************************************************************
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