The first year our school gave the Global Regents we had an 11% passing rate.
Last year we had a 16% passing rate.
We just got done grading our tests for this year, and we ended up with about 60% passing.
It’s pretty good, and I’m very proud of my students, who worked very hard. A bunch of kids who killed themselves studying only got a 55, but that’s enough to graduate. One student was in the hospital the day of the test; she got dispensation to take it there, and got an 87!
I wish it had been 100% passing, of course. The number includes several students who are severely special ed (as in, they don’t know the entire alphabet) and lots of kids who’ve only been speaking English for a couple of years. So good job, students! If you got all the way through that test, you earned it.