US History and Government - New York Regents August 2014 Exam ...
Your final score is based on the total number of correct answers to the multiple- choice questions and the rating of the essay. All papers are read by at least two English teachers and may be reviewed by a third reader. They will evaluate your essay for meaning, development, organization, language use, and conventions. The scoring rubrics for the essay are outlined below.
Understanding the Rubrics
Rubrics are descriptive guidelines for how teachers will score the essays you write. Understanding the language of the rubrics will help you understand what is expected in each task and show you what makes the difference between a high and a middle score, or between a middle and a low score on an essay.
The essay of the Regents exam is scored on a scale of 16 for the same five qualities. Essays rated 5 or 6 are considered high scoring essays; 34 are middle range; 12 are low scoring and are not likely to result in a passing score.
What are the Five Qualities in the Rubrics?
Meaning The extent to which the response exhibits sound understanding, interpretation, and analysis of the task and text(s).
Development The extent to which ideas are elaborated using specific and relevant evidence from the text(s).
Organization The extent to which the response exhibits direction, shape, and coherence.
Language Use The extent to which the response reveals an awareness of audience and purpose through effective use of words, sentence structure, and sentence variety.
Conventions The extent to which the response exhibits conventional spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage.
Geography and United States History and Government.
Regents Essay Topics - Mr Ott's Classroom Wiki Oct 27, 2016 ... Below you will find a listing of the last NYS Global History Regents topics for both the Thematic and DBQ Essay.
Answer Key - EduSolution File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat Jun 18, 2010 ... Booklet for Scoring the Regents Examination in Global History and.