THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
James A. Kadamus, Deputy Commissioner
Office for Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education
Room 875 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-5915
Additional Information on Inclement Weather During January 2004 Exam Period
Some schools calling about the possibility of snowstorms in various parts of the State have asked what the procedures are for handling the two-part Regents Comprehensive Examination in English if their school must be closed due to inclement weather on either of the two days.
The guidance provided to schools in the Directions for Administering and Scoring Regents Examinations reads as follows:
The Comprehensive Examination in English is administered in two three-hour sessions on separate days. To complete the examination, students must attend both sessions.
When a school is closed for either session, students may be invited to take the examination for practice only; no official Regents Examination score may be earned or entered on a school or State record. Students who need to pass this examination in order to fulfill graduation requirements will have to take the test in its entirety at their next opportunity.
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