Special Education

Attachment C - Compensatory Safety Net Option Examples

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The following are provided only as examples.  For each example, it is presumed that the student has achieved a passing grade for the course(s) and has a satisfactory attendance rate, in accordance with the district’s or school’s attendance policy, for the course in the subject area of the Regents examination in which he or she received a score of 45-54.

Student A:

Required Regents Exam Score Rationale
Comprehensive English 55
  • Student earned a score of at least 55 on both the English and mathematics exams.
  • Student’s score of 68 on U.S. History exam compensates for his score of 46 on Global History exam.
  • Student may use the compensatory option to graduate with a local diploma.
Mathematics 62
Global History & Geography 46
Science 64
U.S. History & Government 68

Student B:

Required Regents Exam Score Rationale
Comprehensive English 79
  • Student earned a score of at least 55 on both the English and mathematics exams.
  • Student’s score of 79 on the English exam compensates for his score of 45 on the Global History exam.
  • Student’s score of 86 on the mathematics exam compensates for his score of 49 on the U.S. History exam.
  • Student may use the compensatory option to graduate with a local diploma.
Mathematics 86
Global History & Geography 45
Science 64
U.S. History & Government 49

Student C:

Required Regents Exam Score Rationale
Comprehensive English 50
  • Student did not earn a score of at least 55 on both the English and mathematics exams.
  • Student may not use the compensatory option to graduate with a local diploma.
Mathematics 62
Global History & Geography 60
Science 73
U.S. History & Government 65

Student D:

Required Regents Exam Score Rationale
Comprehensive English 61
  • Student earned a score of at least 55 on both the English and mathematics exams.
  • Student’s score of 78 on the Science exam can compensate for either his score of 49 on the Global History exam or his score of 52 on the U.S. History exam, but not both.
  • Student may not use the compensatory option to graduate with a local diploma.
Mathematics 59
Global History & Geography 49
Science 78
U.S. History & Government 52
Last Updated: November 15, 2012