Sunday, June 15, 2014

NYS Regents Test

9) What a shocker: scores on the NYS Regents tests plummeted when teachers weren't allowed to grade their own students… Why this obvious invitation to cheat is ever allowed is beyond me…

Scores on English Regents exams for high schoolers plummeted when the city cracked down on grade-fudging teachers, a Daily News analysis shows.

Thousands of public school students failed the high-stakes state tests in 2013 after the city instituted new grading rules to prevent score inflation.

A stunning 373 schools out of 490 saw their passing rates drop after new guidelines barred teachers from grading tests administered at their own school.

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