DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS BASED ON JUNE 2005 BOARD OF REGENTS ACTION TO PHASE IN THE 65 GRADUATION STANDARD ON REQUIRED REGENTS EXAMS

Entering Freshman Class

Local Diploma Requirements

Regents Diploma Requirements

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Requirements

2005

Assessment Requirements

For all students:
Score 65 or above on 2 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 3 required Regents exams

Students with Disabilities:
Score between a 55-64 on any or all required Regents exams
or

Pass the corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam

Credit Requirements
In all above cases, earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

2006

Assessment Requirements

For all students:
Score 65 or above on 3 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 2 required Regents exams

Students with Disabilities: Score between a 55-64 on any or all required Regents exams or

Pass the corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam

Credit Requirements
In all above cases, earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

2007

Assessment Requirements

For all students:
Score 65 or above on 4 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 1 required Regents exam.

Students with Disabilities
Score between a 55-64 on any or all required Regents exams
or

Pass the corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam

Credit Requirements
In all above cases,
earn 22 units of credit

Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

2008

Assessment Requirements

Students with Disabilities Score between a 55-64 on any or all required Regents exams or

Pass the corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam

Credit Requirements
In all above cases,
earn 22 units of credit

Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

2009

Assessment Requirements

Students with Disabilities
Score between a 55-64 on any or all required Regents exams

or

Pass the corresponding Regents Competency Test (RCT) if failed a required Regents exam

Credit Requirements
In all above cases,
earn 22 units of credit

Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

       

Note: The Regents Competency Test safety net for students with disabilities will continue to be available for students entering grade 9 prior to September 2010. Students using this safety net will receive a local diploma.

The low-pass option of scoring between 55-64 on the required Regents exams to earn a local diploma will continue to be available for students with disabilities, without local option.