I administered a practice Regent's this past week. It was an actual 3 hour run through that 22 students stayed until 5:30pm to take. The group was a perfect cross section of my school: 3 level 3's, the rest 2's and 1's. 5 student's with IEP's and 2 ELL's. A few repeaters, too. This was not planned, but that's the group that chose to stay after I announced the run through to my students the day before.
I graded the exams on Friday and a whopping 31% passed! And yes, this was with the Regent's curve.
I'm hoping to double this score with 4 instructional days to go.
ZOMG not happening.
I will administer another Regent's this coming week. I hope for 40% passing this time...