Students Could Get Regents Credit for Success in Completing Classes

Students in Regents courses will be exempt from exams but receive  full credit for the class if they successfully complete the course, the state Board of Regents said Tuesday.

Those enrolled in a high school course culminating in a Regents or world language Checkpoint examination will  earn course/diploma credit if they satisfactorily complete the course of study as determined by their teachers.

Grade 5-8 students in a course culminating in a Regents or world language (LOTE)
Checkpoint examination will earn course credit if they satisfactorily complete the program of study as determined by their teachers. This applies to:

Grade 8 students taking Algebra I;
Grade 8 students taking Physical Setting: Earth Science; and
Students taking world language courses culminating in the Checkpoint A or Checkpoint B exam.

Students who previously achieved credit for a Regents-level course, and who have not yet
passed the associated Regents exam but were intending to take it in June, will now be exempt
from the exam and still earn the associated diploma/advanced diploma credit.

Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said that the new rules made it essential that students to do their best to complete all assignments made in the remote-learning process schools are now using because of

“These decisions clearly place the current needs of our students and their families above all else,” Polansky said. “It recognizes our students’ hard work without penalizing them under the unprecedented circumstances.”

The state education department has not made a decision about the August administration of
Regents Examinations. But a student who enrolls in summer school to make up failed
course credit in a course leading to a Regents Examination and is later granted such
credit, will be exempt from the culminating Regents Examination.

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