The January 2015 New York State Regents exam in U.S. History and Government is now available on Castle Learning Online! You can search for individual questions by level and topic. You also can find the full 50-question multiple choice section, Thematic Essay and full DBQ set in one ready-to-go, pre-made assignment. In addition, you can just use the complete multiple choice section of each exam. Both options are found in Castle’s Public Assignments section.
Castle Learning users can use NYS Regents exams in many ways:
- pre- and post-tests
- end of course state test preparation
- practice review throughout the year
Teachers can assign questions to students as a simple quiz with no feedback, or as an open practice assignment with clickable vocabulary links, hints, reasons and instant feedback.
Example of U.S. History and Government question with Castle Learning Online hint and vocabulary links:
Teachers can choose individual questions from specific Regents exams by creating a new assignment and using the Public Assignments tab. Exams are listed by Regents date; assignments that aren’t labeled “FULL EXAM” include only the multiple choice portions. Scroll through the assignments to find the exam you’re looking for. Be sure to choose the correct course name as shown below:
Teachers can find the full Regents exams by searching the Public Assignments in the course: Social Studies –> U.S. History and Government –> Castle Assignments –> New York as shown below:
Click on the checkbox and then the “Import” button. The exam will now appear on your U.S. History and Government assignment list!