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2020 Regents Exams Clarification

April 13, 2020

NYS REGENTS EXAMS JUNE 2020 CLARIFICATION

  • All June 2020 Regents exams are cancelled - there will be NO Regents exams in June.

  • If you are in ANY CLASS that has a Regens exam and you PASS THAT CLASS, you are considered to have passed the Regents exam and it will be waived.  This includes Science classes - the Lab hours requirement has been waived.  French and Spanish regional exams are also included.

  • If you are in ANY CLASS that has a Regents exam and you DO NOT PASS THE CLASS, you must retake the class in the summer and pass it in order to get credit for the Regents exam.  We do not know if exams will be offered in AUGUST, but whether they are or not, you will automatically get credit as long as you PASS THE CLASS.  We also do not know if there will be a summer program, so it is in your best interest to pass the class now.

  • If you are NOT in a class, but you have previously passed the class, but not the Regents exam that you took in either June 2019, August 2019 or January 2020, and you “intended” to retake the Regents in June 2020, you are considered to have now passed the Regents exam for that class.  

  • It is your choice if you want to take a Regents exam in the future for an actual score, you may.  (you may want to do this if you are trying for a certain endorsement on your diploma)

 You will be considered to have a 65% or higher on each Regents exam that is waived.  However, NO GRADE will go on your transcript or get figured into your class average and GPA.  Your average for each class will be figured out solely on your averages for the 4 quarters.

If you are going for an Advanced Diploma:

  • The Science and Math mastery endorsement are now only based on 2 Math Regents exam scores of 85 or higher and 2 Science Regents exam scores of 85 or higher.  (previously was 3 scores for each subject).  

  • For an “Honors” endorsement, the required 90 average on Regents scores does NOT include the Regents exams that have been waived.  Only the exams that you have taken will be included in the average. 

BOCES:

CTE Technical endorsement will be left up to BOCES to determine based on your course work as there will be no 3 part tests this year.

**BASICALLY, IF YOU PASS A CLASS, YOU PASS THE REGENTS EXAM ASSOCIATED WITH THAT CLASS.  SO WORK HARD ON YOUR CLASS WORK! **

Feel free to contact the WCSD Guidance Department if you need further clarification.

Thank you,
WCSD Guidance Department