Regents are marked.
The teacher with 93% passing is worried because everyone else has 94%.
Her scores could have been better. She could have dropped the students who weren't passing, but she didn't want to. She felt the kids deserved a chance and knew they would need the material for college. Anything they learned was better than nothing. Now, she will pay. She will be punished for her good deed.
The teacher with 94% passing also felt bad. He had kids in his class that should have been moved to honors. He held on tight to this group as he knew he needed them to help his stats.
Another teacher refused to help students who were not in her class. Their good grades would reflect poorly on her. Still another cheered failing grades as long as the kids were not his. Both teachers are riddled with guilt because of their actions.
Standardized exams and test grades have done nothing to help our kids. Emphasis on statistics has brought everything down.