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  • The Living Environment Regents Regents Preparation Parent Information Meeting Thursday, May 6 th 2010
  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Thank you for coming this evening!
  • Testing Schedule
  • What are the Regents anyway?
    • What is the structure of the exam?
      • There are 4 parts (A,B,C,D)
      • Made up of multiple choice and constructed response questions
      • Part D has questions about the 4 state labs
    • What does the test taking actually look like?
      • 3 hour exam
      • Taken in homerooms
  • What are the Regents anyway?
    • Knowledge of Biology
      • Taken from 7 th and 8 th grade topics
      • We review all of it before the test
    • Application
      • The students will be asked to apply what they know, not just repeat what they know.
  • Qualifying for the Regents
    • Passing Science for the 3 Marking Periods
    • Meeting the lab requirement
      • 30 lab hours by June 1st
  • What happens on the day of the Regents?
    • Regents in the afternoon
    • Starts at 1:15
    • Floating
    • The science teachers will be floating around all the classrooms answering any questions as students are taking the test.
  • What happens after the Regents?
    • Teachers work to score the exams
    • We’ll talk to any students who did not pass to discuss options
    • Regents score forms 4 th quarter grade
  • How will the students be prepared?
    • Content throughout the year in an engaging, hands-on manner
    • Practice questions on-going throughout the year
    • Review starting around June 1 st
    • Helping periods
    • After-school sessions
  • How can you help your students prepare?
    • Getting a review book
    • Barron’s Review (red and blue)
    • Practicing frequently and in small doses
    • Having your child come in during helping periods or after school
  • Resources
    • http:// pvcscience.wetpaint.com/page/Regents+Prep
  • Helpful Regents Prep Links:
    • http:// www.regentsreviewlive.net/rrl/courses/biology.html
    • http:// regentsprep.org/Regents/biology/biology.cfm
    • http:// www.nysedregents.org/testing/scire/regentlive.html
    • http:// www.edusolution.com/regentsquiz/index.htm
    • http://www.barronsregents.com/living-environment-regents.html
  • What questions or concerns do you have?
  • Thank you for coming!