Curriculum and Instruction

Multiple Pathways

The New York State Board of Regents approved regulations establishing multiple, comparably rigorous assessment pathways to graduation for all students.  Multiple pathways recognize the importance of engaging students in rigorous and relevant academic programs.  The recently approved regulations recognize students’ interests in the Arts, Biliteracy, Career/Technical Education, Humanities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by allowing an approved pathway assessment to meet the students’ graduation requirements.

Links for Information

Approved Assessments for the 4 + 1 Option

Application Process for Consideration of Pathway Assessments
The New York State Education Department is currently accepting Applications for Pathways (i.e., “+1 option”) assessments in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Languages Other Than English (LOTE), and the Arts. See the Application Process for Assessment Review PDF document.

Questions & Information
Please contact emscgradreq@nysed.gov

Last Updated: June 18, 2018