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I would appreciate seeing others' comments on this matter -
Deborah Pratt
Ancilla College

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From: Stefanie Hunt <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 6:45 PM
Subject: New York State Regents' Exams


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>Hello everyone!
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>We have a large contingent of students who come to us from
>the State of New York and complain about taking our
>placement exams or developmental courses because they have
>already taken the Regents' exams.
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>Can anyone from the New York area explain these tests to
>me?  Are they functional tests, honors tests, AP tests,
>etc.?  Are they critical-thinking-based or knowledge-based?
>Who takes them and why?  Are the scores important to the
>higher education institutions in the State of New York
>(particularly 4-year institutions)?  We have tried asking
>our students and their parents and we get many very
>different answers.
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>Thanks so much for your help.  Please respond off-list
>unless you receive other requests to post this information.
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>Stefanie Hunt
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