My high school in the Bronx will be participating in a central scoring location procedure for grading regents exams. The details are still being discussed, but the procedure will look like this:
Each school sends a pre-determined number of qualified teachers to score a particular regents exam. The number of teachers is tied to the number of regents that school will be contributing for grading, so the burden should remain equitable among both small and large schools. The teachers will work at the central location (hosted by one of our local high schools) until the regents papers are graded. Four regents will be included in the process this year. The math regents that is included is integrated algebra, so teachers will still be scoring their own students at their own schools for geometry and algebra 2.
Curiously, the commitment of the number of teachers and number of days they have to be at the central location is more teacher-days than we usually need to score our own IA exams. I imagine they wanted to make sure they were not caught short, plus they probably have some logistic overhead that needs to be dealt with.
This leaves us with a shortage of teachers in our school building for some of the regents, and has resulted in tighter proctoring schedules and some concerns about grading other exams, particularly the social studies exam that's not part of this new process.
I'm sure there will be some nuisances and perhaps a couple of amusing stories (at least after-the-fact-amusing) by the time this whole thing is over and done. But at least at that point we can all breathe a sigh of relief and take a well-deserved break.
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Brent Neeley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ** > I believe the new grading procedures do not apply this year, and teachers > can still grade/proctor their own exams this June if district policy allows > it. I seem to recall reading that in last fall's AMTNYS newsletter. > > Right? > > B. Neeley > Hornell HS > >