Low math scores stun students and teachers A group of Buffalo math teachers gathered in a downtown office where they poured over hundreds of exams. As many as 90 percent of the 10th, 11th and 12th graders in the Queen city who took the math A exam did not pass. The state Education Department is analyzing the results because of the unusually low grades across the state. Seniors have to have passed the exam to graduate and teachers are feeling their pain. Joseph Sedita from Riverside High School says, “I was just worried what are we going to do about the kids.” State officials have determined that one question on the test could have two answers so the scores are being adjusted accordingly. Seniors that failed the test have one more chance to pass - when the test is given again in August. Late Monday morning, the State Education Department asked school districts to fax in the score sheets for seniors. It's uncertain what, if any, action will be taken to adjust the scoring in such a way as to allow some seniors to qualify to graduate. http://www.wkbw.com/morenews/morenews.asp#1 These NY State Regents exams are ridiculous, none of them were really hard for me except for the Bio exam, (which also had controversy due to some questions that had more then one correct answer). You can devote an entire school year to something, but the wording on the Regents is remarkable. Math A I believe is the new Math II (which incorporates, geometry, trig, and all those theroms). The Math II exam I took was tailored just right for me, I ended with with a 92%, I doubt I could pass this new Math A, with come of the questions they showed on the news this afternoon.