State to Cancel Regents Exams

New York State will cancel all June Regents exams because of the continuing Covid-19 epidemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put a tremendous burden on many New Yorkers and our schools and children are no exception,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “The regulations passed by the Board today will allow schools, students and professionals much-needed flexibility while they adapt to this rapidly evolving situation.”

The chancellor said more information would be forthcoming Tuesday.

The state received a federal waiver from provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to state assessments and school and district accountability determinations.

The amendments permit schools to operate for less than 180 days without a reduction in state aid if a school  is closed because of executive orders of the governor. This amendment also permits missed instructional hours for any day that a school is closed pursuant to the terms of an Executive Order of the Governor to count toward the minimum annual instructional hour requirements.

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