June 2006

(3) Students first entering grade
nine in the 2001-2002 school year, but prior to the 2008-2009 school year,
shall have earned at least 22 units of credit including two credits in physical
education to receive either a Regents or local high school diploma. Students
first entering grade nine in the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter shall
have earned at least 22 units of credit including two credits in physical
education to receive a Regents diploma. Such units of credit shall incorporate
the commencement level of the State learning standards in: English; social
studies; mathematics, science, technology; the arts (including visual arts,
music, dance and theatre); languages other than English; health, physical
education, family and consumer sciences; and career development and
occupational studies. Such units of credit shall include:

(i) ….

(ii) . . .

(iii) . . .

(iv) mathematics, **three units of credit of mathematics**, which shall be at a more
advanced level than grade eight__,__ shall meet commencement-level learning
standards as determined by the commissioner, provided that **no more than two credits shall be earned for any Integrated
Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra 2 and Trigonometry commencement level mathematics
course;**

(5) State assessment system. (i)
Except as otherwise provided in subparagraphs (ii), (iii), and (iv) of
this paragraph, all students shall demonstrate attainment of the

(a) . . .

(b) Mathematics:

(1) ….

(2) for students who first enter
grade nine in September 1997 and thereafter**,
by passing a commencement level Regents examination in mathematics.** For
purposes of a Regents endorsed diploma a score of 65 shall be considered
passing. For a local diploma a score of 55-64, as determined by the school,
also may be considered passing up through the 2007-2008 school year; or

(3) . . .

(4) . . .

(7) Types of diplomas. (i) . . .

(ii) . . .

(iii) . . .

(iv) Earning a Regents
diploma. Students first entering grade
nine in 2001 and thereafter shall meet the commencement level New York State
learning standards by successfully completing 22 units of credit and five New
York State assessments distributed as specified in clauses (a) through (k) of
this subparagraph. After passing the required

(a) . . .

(b) . . .

(c) Mathematics, **three units of credit and a commencement
level Regents examination** in mathematics designated by the commissioner or
an approved alternative pursuant to section 100.2(f) of this Part.

·
For students entering grade nine in September 2001 and thereafter, the
mathematics requirement for a Regents diploma is three units of mathematics
credit and one commencement level Regents Examination in mathematics or a
department approved alternative.

__REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH
ADVANCED DESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS IN MATHEMATICS (____100.5 (b)(v)(a))__

(v) Earning a Regents diploma
with advanced designation. To earn a Regents diploma with an advanced
designation a student must complete, in addition to the requirements for a
Regents diploma:

(a) additional Regents
examinations in mathematics as determined by the commissioner or approved
alternatives pursuant to section 100.2(f) of this Part. Students entering grade 9** prior to September 2009 must pass two of the three commencement level
Regents examinations in mathematics through one of the following combinations: Mathematics A and Mathematics B, or
Mathematics A and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry.** Students entering grade 9 in **September 2009 and thereafter must pass all
three commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics titled Mathematics
A or Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry.**

·
In order to fulfill the mathematics requirement for a Regents diploma
with advanced designation, students
entering grade 9 prior to September 2009 must pass two out of the three
commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics through one of the
following combinations: Mathematics A
and Mathematics B, or Mathematics A and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Students
during this time may fulfill the mathematics requirement for a Regents diploma
with advanced designation by passing all three commencement level Regents
examinations in mathematics titled Mathematics A or Integrated Algebra,
Geometry, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry.

·
Students entering grade 9 in September 2009 and thereafter must pass all
three commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics titled Mathematics
A or Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 and Trigonometry to fulfill
the mathematics requirement for a Regents diploma with advanced designation.

__REQUIREMENTS FOR
ANNOTATION OF MASTERY IN MATHEMATICS ON THE REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH ADVANCED
DESIGNATION (____100.5 (b)(x))__

(x) Students who first enter grade nine in
September 2009 and thereafter who complete all coursework and testing
requirements for the **Regents diploma
with advanced designation in mathematics** and/or science, and who pass, with
a score of 85 or better, three
commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics and/or three commencement level Regents examinations
in science, **will earn a Regents diploma
with advanced designation, with an annotation on the diploma that denotes
mastery in mathematics** and/or science, as applicable.