Tests needed, and not needed, to graduate
Check out the most recent Friday memo to the Board for the test requirements for graduation.
It includes this entry:
It includes this entry:
I guess we'll be seeing a lot of students opting out of an unnecessary test again this year.
Is this correct? If students have already taken and passed the EOC exams for algebra and/or geometry, they do not need to take the SBAC Math assessment to graduate. Yes. If students pass the Algebra or Geometry EOC assessments, they would meet the graduation requirement. However, the Smarter Balanced Assessment would still be required by the state for accountability.
Where did you read that student's who passed a Math EOC in middle school may still need to take the Math SBAC? I don't see any that anywhere on the link you shared. And high school admins are not making it clear, one way or another.
If a student took/passed an EOC in middle school, it counts, which covers 2016-17 grads.
2018 grads will not have the opportunity to take/pass an EOC Math in any grade and will have to take the 11th SBAC Math.
Unless that changes in midstream for those kids.
2016, 2017, and 2018 grads (current sophomores or older) do not have to take the high school Math SBAC if they already have a passing score on the Algebra or Geometry EOC. No matter when they took the math EOC, middle school or high school, a passing score counts toward the graduation requirement.
Is this the way others are reading that chart?
And... What are the chances that these requirements will still be in place in 2019?!
I don't think that is correct.
My read is that ANY student - no matter the grade and graduation year - who has passed one EOC math - in any grade - will have met the State math requirement. And not have to take the SBAC Math.
Beginning w/ the 2018 cohort, they will not have been given the opportunity to take an EOC Math, in any grade, so they will have to take/pass the SBAC Math as well as the SBAC ELA.
Class of 2019 is 9th grade now. It doesn't make much sense for them to take the Alg or Geom EOC exams this year, although I suspect they will still offer those tests since many of their classmates can in fact use them to meet the requirement.
Simply amazing to me how messed up this is.
Too bad that state can't a hard look at how much time and money is being wasted.
Actions speak louder than words. In this case, the actions say the tests are crap, even as the talking heads spout words to say the tests are important.
At least 46.5 percent of the students eligible to take Common Core state math tests this week opted out, according to figures supplied by most of Long Island's school districts. Here are the details, along with figures on students who opted out of last week's English tests. Where the table is blank, that district did not respond to our request for information or refused to give figures. The Rockville Centre eligible student figure for English is based on a Newsday calculation. The map either gives an overall opt-out percentage or the percentage for either math or English, as noted. Data posted at 7 p.m., April 24, 2015"