August 05, 2010

SED announces changes in Regents exams for 2011

Source: NYSUT State Ed Alerts

The State Education Department request for additional funding from the Legislature and executive has been partially approved. This will allow for the following:

  • Administration of January 2011 Regents Exams
  • Translations of exams into Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish
  • Administration of the June 2011 Foreign Language Regents Exam in Italian

Please keep in mind that this applies only to the 2011 administration of Regents Exams. Unless alternative funding sources can be identified in the very near future, the Regents may have to further reduce the NYS assessment program in the fall 2010.

The deficit-reduction actions taken by the Regents in June 2010 will be continued. This includes:

  • Discontinuation of paper-based scoring materials for Regents Exams. All materials will be on-line for downloading and printing by districts.
  • Elimination of Component Retesting for Math and ELA
  • Elimination of the Grades 5 and 8 Social Studies Exams
  • Elimination of the Grade 8 Second Language Proficiency Exams
  • Elimination of the August administration of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and Chemistry Regents Exams
  • Elimination of Foreign Language Regents Exams except for Spanish, French, and Italian.

You may access the SED memo online (PDF).