FOR TEACHERS ONLY
The University of the State of New York
REGENTS HIGH SCHOOL EXAMINATION
GLOBAL HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., only
RATING GUIDE FOR PART III A AND PART III B (DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION) Updated information regarding the rating of this examination may be posted on the New York State Education Department’s web site during the rating period. Visit the site http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/ and select the link “Scoring Information” for any recently posted information regarding this examination. This site should be checked before the rating process for this examination begins and at least one more time before the final scores for the examination are recorded.
Contents of the Rating Guide For Part III A Scaffold (open-ended) questions: • A question-specific rubric For Part III B (DBQ) essay: • A content-specific rubric • Prescored answer papers. Score levels 5 and 1 have two papers each, and score levels 4, 3, and 2 have three papers each. They are ordered by score level from high to low. • Commentary explaining the specific score awarded to each paper • Five prescored practice papers General: • Test Specifications • Web addresses for the test-specific conversion chart and teacher evaluation forms
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GLOBAL HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY Mechanics of Rating The following procedures are to be used in rating papers for this examination. More detailed directions for the organization of the rating process and procedures for rating the examination are included in the Information Booklet for Scoring the Regents Examination in Global History and Geography and United States History and Government. Rating the Essay Question (1) Follow your school’s procedures for training raters. This process should include: Introduction to the task— • Raters read the task • Raters identify the answers to the task • Raters discuss possible answers and summarize expectations for student responses Introduction to the rubric and anchor papers— • Trainer leads review of specific rubric with reference to the task • Trainer reviews procedures for assigning holistic scores, i.e., by matching evidence from the response to the rubric • Trainer leads review of each anchor paper and commentary Practice scoring individually— • Raters score a set of five papers independently without looking at the scores and commentaries provided • Trainer records scores and leads discussion until the raters feel confident enough to move on to actual rating (2) When actual rating begins, each rater should record his or her individual rating for a student’s essay on the rating sheet provided, not directly on the student’s essay or answer sheet. The rater should not correct the student’s work by making insertions or changes of any kind. (3) Each essay must be rated by at least two raters; a third rater will be necessary to resolve scores that differ by more than one point. Rating the Scaffold (open-ended) Questions (1) Follow a similar procedure for training raters. (2) The scaffold questions need only be scored by one rater. (3) The scores for each scaffold question may be recorded in the student’s examination booklet. The scoring coordinator will be responsible for organizing the movement of papers, calculating a final score for each student’s essay, recording that score on the student’s Part I answer sheet, and determining the student’s final examination score. The conversion chart for this examination is located at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/osa/ and must be used for determining the final examination score.
Global History and Geography Part A Specific Rubric Document-Based Question—August 2010 Document 1 . . . Merchants were carriers of Islam rather than agents of Islamization. They opened routes and exposed isolated societies to external influences, but they were not...