Attention, Social Studies teachers! The January 2016 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. Alternatively, you can use one of our ready-to-go pre-made assignments:
- Just the multiple-choice section of the exam
- The full 50-question multiple-choice section together with the Thematic Essay and full DBQ set
Both options are found in Castle Learning’s Public Assignments section.
**NEW** Extra help with the scaffolded DBQ questions and essay!
Three of the scaffolded DBQ questions now have expanded sample answers that include both factual information and analysis. In addition, they contain helpful hints on how to use the document in the final essay task. The final essay task includes a checklist that shows students how to organize the response.
Teachers can use NYS Regents exams several ways:
- as pre- and post-tests
- as end of course state test preparation
- as practice review throughout the year
Teachers can assign questions to students as a simple quiz without feedback, or as an open practice assignment with clickable vocabulary links, hints, reasons, and instant feedback.
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!
Students can also access the Regents exams directly. On the Student Home page, click Self-Study and set the option to Rocket Mode. Click the Regents Exam button.
Set the option to Social Studies and look under U.S. History!