February 2, 2023

What Is the English Regents Exam?

The English Language Arts Regents Exam has been given to students in New York for decades, however, the nature of the test recently changed as of the 2013 – 2014 school year. Now, the new English Regents Exam is based on the Common Core State Standards, which are relatively new. Students must, therefore, be enrolled in a Common Core English course, so they can be prepared to take the exam. The exam is given for the first time (and hopefully, the only time) to students in 11th grade, and students must pass the exam in order to receive a Regents Diploma. Students who pass five Regents exams with a score of 65 and above will receive the basic Regents Diploma, while students who score a 65 or above on all nine Regents exam will graduate with the Advanced Regents Diploma.

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