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The Living Environment Regents

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The Living Environment Regents

  1. 1. The Living Environment Regents Regents Preparation Parent Information Meeting Thursday, April 3 rd 2008
  2. 2. Welcome and Introductions <ul><li>Thank you for coming this evening! </li></ul><ul><li>Living Environment Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Bennett </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Ardito </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the Regents anyway? <ul><li>What is the structure of the exam? </li></ul><ul><li>There are 4 parts (A,B,C,D) </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of multiple choice and constructed response questions </li></ul><ul><li>Part D has questions about the 4 state labs </li></ul><ul><li>What does the test taking actually look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Students are in their homerooms just like the state ELA and Math exam </li></ul>
  4. 4. What happens on the day of the Regents? <ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Floating </li></ul><ul><li>Both Mr. Ardito and Ms. Bennett will be floating around all the classrooms answering any questions </li></ul>
  5. 5. How will the students be prepared? <ul><li>Content throughout the year in an engaging, hands-on manner </li></ul><ul><li>Practice questions on-going throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Review starting around June 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>Helping periods </li></ul><ul><li>After-school sessions </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can you help your students prepare? <ul><li>Getting a review book </li></ul><ul><li>Barron’s Review (red and blue) </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing frequently and in small doses </li></ul><ul><li>Having your child come in during helping periods or after school </li></ul>
  7. 7. What questions or concerns do you have?
  8. 8. Thank you for coming!
  9. 9. Helpful Regents Prep Links: <ul><li>http://www.regentsreviewlive.net/rrl/courses/biology.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://regentsprep.org/Regents/biology/biology.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nysedregents.org/testing/scire/regentlive.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edusolution.com/regentsquiz/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.barronsregents.com/living-environment-regents.html </li></ul>

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