OSA

Office of State Assessment

2013 Edition, School Administrator's Manual, Secondary Level Examinations

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

Regents of The University

MERRYL H. TISCH, Chancellor, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
New York
 
ANTHONY S. BOTTAR, Vice Chancellor, B.A., J.D.
Syracuse
 
ROBERT M. BENNETT, Chancellor Emeritus, B.A., M.S.
Tonawanda
 
JAMES C. DAWSON, A.A., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Plattsburgh
 
GERALDINE D. CHAPEY, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Belle Harbor
 
HARRY PHILLIPS, 3rd, B.A., M.S.F.S.
Hartsdale
 
JAMES R. TALLON, JR., B.A., M.A.
Binghamton
 
ROGER B. TILLES, B.A., J.D.
Woodbury
 
CHARLES R. BENDIT, B.A.
Manhattan
 
BETTY A. ROSA, B.A., M.S. in Ed., M.S. in Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Bronx
 
LESTER W. YOUNG, JR., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Brooklyn
 
CHRISTINE D. CEA, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Staten Island
 
WADE S. NORWOOD, B.A.
Rochester
 
JAMES O. JACKSON, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Albany
 
KATHLEEN M. CASHIN, B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Brooklyn
 
JAMES E. COTTRELL, B.S., M.D.
Brooklyn
 
T. ANDREW BROWN, B.A., J.D.
Rochester
 
President of The University and Commissioner of Education
DR. JOHN B. KING, JR.
Deputy Commissioner of Education, P-12
KEN SLENTZ
Associate Commissioner, Office of Curriculum, Assessment, and Educational Technology
KEN WAGNER
Director, Transition to Common Core Assessments
CANDACE SHYER
Director, Office of State Assessment
STEVEN E. KATZ

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FOREWORD

This publication is intended for use by school administrators and counselors. It provides general information on Regents Examinations and Regents Competency Tests (RCTs), as well as the specific requirements and procedures for requesting, administering, and rating these examinations.

The Office of State Assessment (OSA) has overall responsibility for the administration of Regents Examinations and RCTs. All questions and comments concerning the administration of these examinations should be addressed to that office. Examples would include admission to examinations, scheduling of examinations, testing accommodations for English language learners, and rating of papers.

The contact information for OSA is provided below.

Office of State Assessment
Room 775 EBA
New York State Education Department
Albany, New York 12234
Tel: (518) 474-5902
Email: emscassessinfo@mail.nysed.gov
Web: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/

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Last Updated: January 28, 2013