Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
April 22, 2014

Fact Sheet 14-08 Transition to New Regents Exams Aligned to the 2011 Learning Standards in ELA & Literacy and Mathematics

Source: Research and Educational Services


  • English Language Arts - 1
  • ELA Summary - 2
  • ELA Regents Examination Implementation - 2
  • Transition Timeline to 2011 Learning
  • Standards Courses and Exams - 2
  • Mathematics - 3
  • Math Summary - 3
  • Mathematics Regents Examinations Implementation Transition Timeline
    to 2011 Learning Standards Courses and Exams - 4
  • Examination Schedule: June 2014 - 5
  • Examination Schedule: June 2015 - 6

This Fact Sheet provides information on the implementation of the Regents Exams in English Language Arts (ELA) and in mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra II), which are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, herein referred to as the 2011 Learning Standards In January 2011 the Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards including creating the New York State Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics.

To allow time to prepare students to prepare to take the new Regents Exams measuring the 2011 Learning Standards, the Board of Regents approved a plan to overlap the administration of the current Regents Exams that measure the 2005 Learning Standards with the new Regents Exams that measure the 2011 Learning Standards. The plan also includes a phased-in sequence for mathematics. Adjustments have been made to the June 2014 Regents Exam schedule and the 2011 Learning Standards exam implementation timeline.

For more information please download the full Fact Sheet (pdf)