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Here's the schedule for New York state Regents exams

Regents exams could become optional for New York students
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NEW YORK - High school students around New York state are getting ready for a rite of passage: Regents exams. 

The statewide standard exams test knowledge in core subjects, including: 

  • Algebra I & II
  • English Language Arts
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geometry 
  • Global History & Geography
  • Living Environment
  • Physics 
  • U.S. History & Government

In order to graduate in New York state, students can earn three types of diplomas: A Regents diploma, an advanced Regents diploma, or a local diploma. In order to pass with a local diploma, students must meet specific criteria, which allows for lower exam scores. Otherwise, students are required to score 65 or higher on five exams to get a Regents diploma. To get an advanced Regents diploma, they must get a 65 or higher on nine tests. There are also credit requirements.   

According to New York state's Department of Education, here's the June exam schedule: 

  • Tuesday, June 4: Algebra I 
  • Friday, June 14: English Language Arts, Living Environment
  • Tuesday, June 18: U.S. History & Government, Global History & Geography II
  • Thursday, June 20: Earth Science, Chemistry
  • Friday, June 21: Geometry
  • Monday, June 24: Algebra II
  • Tuesday, June 25: Physics 

Students must verify with their schools the precise times to arrive for the exams. 

Back in November, a blue-ribbon commission proposed changes to New York's graduation requirements, including making the Regents optional

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