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Posted on June 1, 2010
Students receive a Regents diploma if they meet all of the criteria for
doing so. The courses are the same, it is the instruction that is
Posted on June 18, 2010
NYS Education Department makes “recommendations” about this, but leaves
it up to local schools whether to count it or not. With that said, most
(if not all) of the local schools, especially those in the suburban
council, count the Regents Exams in Science as 20% (1/5) of the final
course grade. This makes sense in courses, such as Regents Earth
Science, Regents Biology, Regents Chemistry, and Regents Physics in
which the state exam serves as a comprehensive final assessment.
Posted on November 8, 2010
The state is drafting regulations so schools will be able to create
local exams to award Advanced Regents Diplomas.
Posted on September 2, 2011
Passing the Global History and Geography Regents exam is a requirement
for graduation. There is a safety net for students with disabilities.
Posted on March 10, 2009
It depends on the content area:
LOTE - 20% of the final average.
Earth Science - 10%, Biology, Chemistry and
Physics - 20%
Social Studies and English - no
Enriched Algebra One, Algebra One and Extended
Algebra One - 20%
All other math - no
Posted on November 10, 2008
The State Education Department has been
phasing out Math A to be replaced by Algebra. This has been a
target over several years, with the District wrapping up the course
for those who were caught in the transition. The first year high
school course is currently Algebra I.
Posted on May 26, 2009
No, but the student will have to re-take the Regents exam if it is
required for graduation.
Posted on May 6, 2008
In order to get a Regents Diploma, you have to have taken and passed 5
Regents exams as follows:
1 English, 2 SS, 1 Math, 1 Science. and accrued at least 22 units of
credit in the appropriate areas.
To get an Advanced Regents Diploma, you have to have taken and passed
8 Regents exams (including the 5 for a Regents Diploma, plus 3 more)
and accrued at least 22 units of credit in the appropriate areas.
To receive an Honors Designation with the diploma the average of all
of the scores of all of the Regents exams taken by the student must be
90 or higher.
Posted on June 5, 2008
We recommend the TI-84+. Target has the TI-84+
for $110. If you want the upgraded silver edition it is $129. You
can find the TI--83+ many places for under $100. This is similar to
the 84+ but not as powerful. The calculators go on sale often and can
be purchased for less on Ebay. Go to:
guidelines on the new state tests mandating calculator use.
Posted on October 30, 2009
The higher of the two scores is used.
Posted on April 1, 2009
The Regents may or may not be counted as part of the final average,
depending on the subject. Everyone has to achieve a 65 or higher final
average to receive credit for a course.