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Topic: Who can take a Regents?
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Bob Cote

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From: Glens Falls City School Dsitrict
Registered: 11/11/07
Who can take a Regents?
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:06 AM
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We are having discussions on who can take a Regents exam and have some major differences of opinion. We are not talking about the student who excels in math and wants to challenge a course for credit - that is outlined in 100.5 and Office of Assessment documents.

We are talking about students who were struggling in Math 11 so dropped the course and are now in an Applications Class for their third credit of math. These students want to sit for the Alg2/Trig Regents and see if they get lucky and pass it and therefore would earn an Adanced Regents Diploma. We cannot find anything that details a level of math needed for an Advanced Regents -- everything we have found only mentions that a student must pass all three Regents exams; says nothing about the level of the three credits of math needed.

There are good arguements for both sides:
-- It doesn't harm the student in any way; why not give a student a chance, no matter how slim
-- It would negatively impact state reporting of a district's results since a very high precentage of this type of student would not pass the Regents

Is it a local decision whether to allow these students to sit for a Regents they are unprepared for or is there official guidance somewhere out there?
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