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The University of the State of New York

THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Albany, New York 12234

Specifications for the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry

(First Administration—June 2010)

The questions on the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry will assess both the

content and the process strands of New York State Mathematics Standard 3. Each question will

be aligned to one content performance indicator but will also be aligned to one or more process

performance indicators, as appropriate for the concepts embodied in the task. As a result of the

alignment to both content and process strands, the examination will assess students’ conceptual

understanding, procedural fluency, and problem-solving abilities rather than assessing

knowledge of isolated skills and facts.

There will be 39 questions on the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry. The table

below shows the percentage of total credits that will be aligned with each content strand.

% of Total

Content Strand

Credits

1) Number Sense and Operations

6—10%

2) Algebra

70—75%

4) Measurement

2—5%

5) Probability and Statistics

13—17%

Question Types

The Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry will include the following types and

numbers of questions:

Question Type

Number of Questions

Multiple choice

27

(2 credits each)

2-credit open ended

8

4-credit open ended

3

6-credit open ended

1

Total credits

88

Calculators

Schools must make a graphing calculator available for the exclusive use of each student while

that student takes the Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry.

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