There’s not much more you can do at this point, but we do have three exams with answers and one sample exam. I guess it couldn’t hurt to look back through them. New York State Education Department produces semi-repetitive exams. Relax (as much as you can). Do everything you know. And then go back and (multiple choice) take your best guess or (free response) make sure you have written something down, even if you can only start the problem. Leave no blanks!

The conversion chart will be available later today. Bear in mind as you work, 40 is guaranteed to pass. But maybe as low as 30 will pass? We don’t know. But as you are working it might not hurt to notice when you are certain of an answer, and how close you are coming to 30, then to 40…

New:

JMap will post the whole exam. (Monday?)

June 19, 2009 pm30 3:52 pm 3:52 pm

thanks for having the keys its really helpful

June 19, 2009 pm30 4:41 pm 4:41 pm

r u sure its 40 my teacher was saying like 60

June 19, 2009 pm30 4:47 pm 4:47 pm

if it was 60 everyone in my class probly failed

June 19, 2009 pm30 4:52 pm 4:52 pm

will you be posting both questions and answers?

June 19, 2009 pm30 5:36 pm 5:36 pm

I just saw the conversion chart for June 09:

http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/concht/june09/ia-cc-609.htm

6. June 19, 2009 pm30 6:11 pm 6:11 pm

30 is a pass.

I think I lucked out a bit with a histogram in part IV. That’s the one thing every one of my students knew how to do.

June 20, 2009 am30 9:27 am 9:27 am

was it a cumulative or regualr?

June 19, 2009 pm30 6:44 pm 6:44 pm

A whole buncha problems made their way from previous short anwsers to multiple choice on this test… while the problem I was dying for them not to ask (use trig ratio into pythag) OF COURSE(!!!) came up on part four. Where was the comparison of ratios? Where was the equation from two points? Where was the problem of central tendency? Of course the passing score keeps dropping, C’MON NY!!!

• June 19, 2009 pm30 7:02 pm 7:02 pm

The trig ratio was part 3, not 4… so you can worry a bit less:) But still that was a difficult one for all of my students.

I was hoping for a central tendency problem too, but if I’m not mistaken there was a problem with that problem in the past; they had to change the allowable 4 point answers.

The system of equations in part 4 was a good one. I drilled that type of problem with my kids, along with the roots of a parabola, and “guaranteed” them that one of them would be on the long answer section. Thank goodness I was right!

June 19, 2009 pm30 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

Trig was part 4. I don’t understand why that is a bad thing though… they get the ratios on their reference sheet! I think the part 4’s were very straight-forward, but the part 3’s were BS

June 19, 2009 pm30 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

Are the keys up?if not,how long?

June 19, 2009 pm30 11:07 pm 11:07 pm

When are the keys going to be up?

June 19, 2009 pm30 11:18 pm 11:18 pm

Anyone know when the keys are going to be posted?

June 19, 2009 pm30 11:27 pm 11:27 pm

POSTTT THE TESTT AND ANSWERS PLEASE I AM IN NEED I AM SO SCAREDDD:(

June 19, 2009 pm30 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

me too plz post the answers

June 20, 2009 am30 1:00 am 1:00 am

when are you posting the answers!?!!?? its usually so quick but now its taking so long! ive been waiting for them to be up! please post them very very soon!

June 20, 2009 am30 8:42 am 8:42 am

June 20, 2009 am30 8:45 am 8:45 am

So a 30 passes… less than 35% of the raw test score. SCARY!

Makes my goal of 80% of my 8th graders look laughable, despite the fact we started the year teaching the “basic” NYS 8th grade standards. I am , tho, encouraged by the rigor of the geometry test, as it seems much more focused on the key concepts of the curriculum.

Finally, will the NY Regents officially post the rubrics for parts 2,3,4 before Monday morning? All three of the math teachers in my department have agree don the answers for the multi-choice, but cannot grade any further because we are unsure of the rubrics for short-answer questions. (conceptual vs. computational not withstanding)

• June 20, 2009 am30 9:04 am 9:04 am

It’s something with those scales, right? And the poor kids, as they are writing the exams, have little idea what score they are earning. Bad practice.

So NYSED will not be posting rubrics soon. The answer key should have come to your school already. (but separately from the tests). Check on Monday with whoever handles the deliveries from Albany. It should be there.

June 20, 2009 am30 9:38 am 9:38 am

This was the first ever Regents offered at our MS charter school… so there really isn’t any protocol yet for this stuff. We don’t even have a NYS safe, so we had to pick up our tests from Lehman HS. Should I have been expecting the answer key on Friday, or is it s’posed to arrive Monday? Thanks for the heads up… appreciated!

• June 20, 2009 am30 9:45 am 9:45 am

Return to Lehman. They have the key for you. And if they don’t, the Math Department there should gladly give you a set. The AP’s still DePesa.

June 20, 2009 am30 8:49 am 8:49 am

June 20, 2009 am30 8:51 am 8:51 am

C’mon… enough with the answer pleas, they’ll be up when they’re up!
It’s the weekend, let the man, hero, legend get a lil shut eye…

June 20, 2009 am30 8:54 am 8:54 am

June 20, 2009 am30 8:54 am 8:54 am

• June 20, 2009 am30 9:02 am 9:02 am

getting to it now. Within the hour.

June 20, 2009 am30 9:29 am 9:29 am

where will the answers be posted when you post them?

June 20, 2009 am30 9:30 am 9:30 am

where will the answers be posted when you post them?

June 20, 2009 am30 9:34 am 9:34 am

9:34 :) Please post the answers as soon as possible and the tests also! :)

June 20, 2009 am30 9:39 am 9:39 am

where are the answers and the test going to best posted when u post them?

June 20, 2009 am30 9:46 am 9:46 am

thanks for doing this for us as students. we really appreciate it. ive been stressing bout the answers for tht test all night

June 20, 2009 am30 9:47 am 9:47 am

Are the answers going to be up by 10 o clock? Cause i have to go soon :( I am Extremely worried!

June 20, 2009 am30 9:51 am 9:51 am

Are you gonna post a link for the answers? or do you post on this website? What about the test?

June 20, 2009 am30 9:55 am 9:55 am

9:55:20 :) Please post the test & answers :P Sorry for da rushh

June 20, 2009 am30 9:59 am 9:59 am

9:59:20 omg omg omg its almost 10! I have to go soon xDD please post the answers tests

June 20, 2009 am30 10:14 am 10:14 am

where are the answrrs?

June 20, 2009 am30 10:13 am 10:13 am

Are the answers going to be posted here?

June 20, 2009 am30 10:24 am 10:24 am

June 20, 2009 am30 10:48 am 10:48 am

how many points will u lose if u drew the best fit line but didnt do the equation of the line on the scat plot?

June 20, 2009 am30 11:17 am 11:17 am

you will most probably lose 1 points.

I’m thinking:

1 credit given for- Plots

1 credit given for- Best Fit Line

1 credit given for- the linear regression equation

June 20, 2009 am30 10:56 am 10:56 am

come on 10:56 now plz post the answers im very worried

June 20, 2009 am30 11:14 am 11:14 am

** UNOFFICIAL **

4,3,1,2,3,4,1,2,3,2,4,2,3,1,3,4,1,1,3,1,2,1,2,3,2,3,4,2,2,4

• June 20, 2009 am30 11:18 am 11:18 am

The second answer should be 4. The test are good.

June 20, 2009 am30 11:25 am 11:25 am

Don’t I feel silly, I answered with the factors and not the roots!
ME

June 20, 2009 am30 11:35 am 11:35 am

are they posted?

June 20, 2009 pm30 3:36 pm 3:36 pm

Was # 35 rate of growth, or I=PxRxT.

June 23, 2009 am30 10:54 am 10:54 am

depends how you did it…I used A=P(1+r)^n compound interest

June 20, 2009 pm30 8:38 pm 8:38 pm

When is the actual exam with the question going to be posted?

June 21, 2009 am30 12:08 am 12:08 am

u need 2 get a 30 raw score 2 pass

37. June 21, 2009 am30 1:17 am 1:17 am

On The Quick Answers, You got a Couple Wrong.

June 21, 2009 am30 9:43 am 9:43 am

With the exception of number 2, my answers matched identically:

4,4,1,2,3,4,1,2,3,2,4,2,3,1,3,4,1,1,3,1,2,1,2,3,2,3,4,2,2,4

As for the free response questions:

31. 60
32. 4x(x +3)(x – 3)
33. 1/8 or 0.125
34. 56 sq. inches
35. \$5,583.86
36. y = 4.54x + 27.91 (calculator regression equation) or y = 5x + 25 (if calculated manually)
37. 39ft, 63ft
38. Histogram with heights of 4, 5, 4, 8, 7, 2
39. (-1, 8) (5, -4)

June 22, 2009 am30 11:20 am 11:20 am

When will jmap.org post the whole exam?

40. June 22, 2009 am30 11:40 am 11:40 am

I knew it was going to be a low passing grade. I was guessing 35. I didn’t expect 30.

But one of my co-workers has been saying for a week: it’s an election year. Maybe not in New York State, but it is in New York City, and Bloomberg’s got friends and influence, it seems.

(Our RCT Math grades are up phenomonally this year.)