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Poll: Do Regents exams predict college readiness?

In 2011 the city began adding "college-readiness" scores to each high school's Progress Report, by calculating the number of students who graduated from high school prepared to do college-level work. 

While a passing score on the state Regents exams is 65, the city determined that students needed to score at least a 75 on the English Regents exam and an 80 on the math Regents exam to avoid having to take remedial courses at city colleges.

This week's release of the 2011 high school graduation rate showed that it has flattened after six years of growth. Although the mayor says an increased number of graduates are considered college-ready, the number falls far short of expectations.

On June 21, the Center for New York City Affairs and will present a panel discussion, moderated by Meredith Kolodner: Creating College Ready Communities: Preparing NYC's Precarious New Generation of College Students. Among the findings in a report to  be presented about the city's college readiness efforts, is that many New York City public school graduates drop out of college, discouraged that they aren't able to do the work. On June 28, Insideschools' Clara Hemphill will moderate Center event: Beyond Test Scores: Imagining New Ways to Measure NYC's High Schools.

This month high school students are taking Regents exams. We'd like to know: do you think Regents' scores accurately predict which graduates are ready to do college work?  Take our poll!

Take our poll

Are gifted programs neglected?

Yes! Gifted kids need better options, too. - 79.8%
Leave G&T alone. - 3.6%
No, but more resources should go to low-performing students. - 12.5%
Other? Tell us in the comments. - 4%

Total votes: 248
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Oct 2012 - 21:09
Last modified on Friday, 15 June 2012 19:04

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