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Topic: NYS math test exemption
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Nick B

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Registered: 9/23/07
Re: RE: NYS math test exemption
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 3:46 PM
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We've received information to the contrary. Now apparently the students can take both the Math 8 and the CC Algebra 1 exam in 8th grade and the Regents exam result can be "banked" for high school credit. See this explanation from the LHRIC:

IMPORTANT UPDATE ? Math 8 Flexibility

At last week?s statewide Program Manager?s meeting, Ira Schwartz spoke and shared an important update for the Math 8 Flexibility issue.

o In his November 2013 and February 2014 memos he stated that Regents exams taken while a student was still in the Middle School would no longer count toward HS Institutional Accountability (Report Cards).

o On Wednesday February 26th, he clarified that the USDOE has now given permission to continue the practice that has existed in the past.

o If a student takes BOTH the Math 8 assessment and a Math Regents
o The Math 8 will count toward MS accountability
o The Math Regents will be ?banked? for HS accountability.

o He further clarified that if a student takes two regents, (one being the new Common Core Algebra Regents, the 2nd being the existing Integrated Algebra Regents)
o They cannot split accountability with one used for the MS and the other used for the HS.
o This ?banking a Regents for High School accountability only occurs when the student takes the Math 8.

Please share this update with anyone in your district who attended our two webinars on this topic.

In an e-mail to a local administrator, Ira put the update in writing:

This is to confirm that in the event that a student is "double tested" (i.e., takes both the grade 8 assessment and a Regents in math in grade 8), the current rules remain in effect:
- - The grade 8 assessment results are used for grade 3-8 accountability and participation rate purposes.
- - The Regents exam results are "banked" and used for high school accountability and participation rate purposes, with students earning the high school and district "part credit" for scores of 65-79 (or the equivalent on the new CC Regents scale, if a different scale is used) and students earning the high school and district "full credit" for scores of 80 or higher (or the equivalent on the new CC Regents scale, if a different scale is used).
Hope this clarifies the situation. Thanks.

From the LHRIC State Reporting Team.

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