Building Equity For Mathematics New York State Regents Examinations

The New York State Board of Regents is the governing body of these examinations.

Are you interested in making an interactive mathematical educational website that will help local and New York State (NYS) students have an equitable accessibility to practice for high stakes standardized exams? Consider this project for a chance to revolutionize NYS math exam preparation and shape a better future for equitable learning. 

Project description

This project is aimed at making previous iterations of mathematics New York State Regents Examinations accessible through an interactive website. NYSRE are based on the Common Core Standards; each question to have existed in these exams is attached to a standard, month and year. Giving students the opportunity to sort by these criteria will allow students the opportunity to practice with proper repetition. To support English Language Learners, machine learning could be used to recreate English-language questions in lesser spoken languages that the NYSRE are not offered such as Swahili, Bengali etc.
Making exam practice more accessible allows students an opportunity to pass these exams on their first try, but also gain access to higher level math courses in high school. 

Project outcome

This project will produce a functioning website that educators and students will utilize.
Future research with this website will show higher passing rates on the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 New York State Regents Examinations. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment This project depends on you and any partners that would like to join. Possible long term project
Start time Anytime
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Remote
Level of collaboration Collaboration varies depending on interest
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible All undergraduate students with Python, Javascript, html, coding skills

Project mentor

Isaak DeMaio

PhD Student

Learning and Instruction

Phone: (716) 697-8001


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

Become familiar with, and

JMAP is a database for every math exam question to ever exist in the Regents exam.

IXL and DeltaMath is what the project is aiming for, but only with what JMAP provides.


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