State to rescore flawed math Regents taken in June
State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says June's flawed math Regents will be rescored.
The decision comes after an independent panel recommended that the test be rescored for the ninth and tenth graders who took the exam. The panel was created because of the high failure rates that prompted the state to throw out the test.
Approximately 26 percent of Bronx and city ninth and tenth graders passed the exam, which was later deemed unfair and flawed. That's compared to the approximately 51 percent that passed last year.
The rescoring of the exam is expected to boost the number of passing scores for those who failed the test and result in better passing grades for others. The math A exam tests algebra and geometry as well as probability and statistics. The passing grade is 55.