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Topic: Re: June 2017 Regents in Geometrty
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Frank DiMezzo

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From: Camden, New York 13316
Registered: 6/19/17
Re: June 2017 Regents in Geometrty
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 7:59 PM
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I have taught Geometry for 25 years and have never had fewer than 90% of my students pass the exam. This year I only had 67%. I believe the exam was considerably harder than any past exam and my students were as well prepared as any time in the past. I am sure my experience is not unique. Are other teachers experiencing the same frustration. I feel that I covered all of the material but the questions were asked in a more complicated fashion, almost as though they were trying to trick students. We had more than a 100 students take the test and only 1 student scored above 90. What are we doing to our top students? Are we trying to eliminate students going on to advanced mathematics, because that is the message many are receiving. Why can't we return to the most successful curriculum and test format that we ever had...Course I, II and III. I know the world is changing but mathematics at this level has not changed for any of my 51 years!
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