When I was in high school, back in the stone age, New York State Regents exams were something to be feared. But they were not a requirement to take. I don't know why, but I never had to take the Regents exam when I was in high school.

According to the Study website, there are around 11 New York State Regents exams. And further goes on to mention that five exams need to be taken and passed as a requirement to graduate.

A passing grade is 65 or higher for most and is administered in the months of January, June, and August. And high school students can take the exams anytime during their high school career after they have completed the needed coursework, not just in their senior year.

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For the June 2022 regents exams, WKBW-TV in Buffalo has reported that the New York State Education Department has canceled the U.S. History and Government Regents, in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Buffalo.

The article quotes a memo from the New York State Education Department stating that it was determined that "there is content on the new Regents Examination in United States History and Government (Framework) that has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the recent violence in Buffalo."




The New York State Education Department is asking the Board to approve a graduation exemption for the students who were scheduled to take the  U.S. History and Government Regents exams this June (2022.)

There are four categories of Regents exams in New York State, including English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. For more information about New York State Regents exams, visit the Study website.

via WKBW-TV, Study.com, New York State Education Department

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