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Should have seen this backlash coming when they got rid of the RCT's… 
28th-Sep-2004 07:26 am
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Should have seen this backlash coming when they got rid of the RCT's and the local diplomas.
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28th-Sep-2004 06:38 am (UTC)
you know, with the amount of bitching people do about the regents system here, it just makes me angry. THOSE TESTS AREN'T THAT HARD. i always thought that the amount of hype that teachers gave them was grossly overselling the difficulty level, and that was more frustrating than anything else.
28th-Sep-2004 12:26 pm (UTC) - Qua?
When did they get rid of local and RCT diplomas?

When I graduated Karafin in May we had the following, in desecending order, options:
Regents w/ Honors, based on test scores alone
Regents, with low pass 55 on certain tests for us special education kiddies, mostly on math and sciences
GED, considered by some Karafin teachers worth more than an RCT diploma if you have a high score
RCT, based on a low 8th grade level
Local, based on just showing up every once in a while
IEP, based on sympathy and not accepted by a lot of colleges

28th-Sep-2004 01:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Qua?
Dunno about Karafin... it is in a bit of a special situation, yanno? But for every other school in NYS its Regents or none, AFAIK.
28th-Sep-2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
The tests are braindead easy, and getting easier because of the large number of students that now need them. However, because they keep re-engineering the tests, more kids are getting fucked over, because what is taught is not in line with what is tested.
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