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    April 16, 2021

     

    REGENTS EXAMINATIONS JUNE 2021:

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND SURVEY

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

     

    Last week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released this statement that applies to June’s Regents examinations:

    The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) chose not to approve New York’s waiver request to forego state assessments this year. In the face of a worldwide pandemic, we believe cancelling state assessments would be the most appropriate and fair thing to do in the best interest of our students and we are deeply disappointed in USDE’s decision. 

     

    In response, New York State is offering only those Regents exams that are required by the USDE:

    • English Language Arts—Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • Living Environment—Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • Algebra I—Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    • Earth Science—Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Each of these examinations is scheduled for a morning administration. No other Regents examinations will be offered in June, and there will be no Regents exams offered in any subject this coming August. Please note that New York State has granted school districts the authority to exempt students in the Regents courses listed above from taking Regents exams if they are passing the respective courses; Great Neck Public Schools are granting this exemption. All students who pass courses for which Regents exams have been waived will be granted Regents credit for these courses regardless of whether or not they take these examinations. Students who are not passing these courses will have the opportunity to sit for these exams to earn Regents and course credit.

     

    Grade Calculation and Student Transcripts

    Given NYSED’s position that “cancelling state assessments would be the most appropriate and fair thing to do in the best interest of our students”, Regents exams scores will not be included in course final averages. For June 2021 Regents Examinations, a notation of “Exempt” will be entered on student transcripts—the report that is sent upon request to colleges and employers—unless a parent/guardian request is made for the score to be included.

     

    PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR YEAR END TESTING CALENDARS AND

    A LINK TO THE REGENTS EXAMINATION PARTICIPATION SURVEY

    (You will complete this survey ONLY if you elect for your child to take

    one or more of the Regents exams for which they are exempt.)

    Revised High School Testing End of Year Calendar

     

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    Full day of instruction due to the cancellation of Regents exams.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Full day of instruction due to the cancellation of Regents exams.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Full day of instruction due to the cancellation of Regents exams.

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    Full day of testing, ELA Regents Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Friday, June 18, 2021

    Full day of instruction due to cancellation of Regents exams.

    Monday, June 21, 2021

    Full day of instruction due to the cancellation of state World Language assessments.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    Full day of testing, Living Environment Regents Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Full day of testing, Algebra I Regents Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Full day of testing, Earth Science Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Friday, June 25, 2021

    Regents rating day—students do not attend.

     

    Revised Middle School End of Year Calendar:

     

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 through Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    Full days of instruction due to cancellation of Regents exams.

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Full day of testing, Algebra I Regents Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Full day of testing, Earth Science Exam. ONLY students being tested come to school.

    Friday, June 25, 2021

    Regents rating day—students do not attend.

     

    Survey

    If you wish your child to sit for one or more of the four June 2021 Regents examinations for a course for in which they are enrolled, please complete this form by Friday, April 30, 2021:

     

    REGENTS EXAMINATION PARTICIPATION SURVEY

     

    If you do not complete the form, your child’s school will assume that you wish to take full advantage of NYSED’s exemption. Please contact your child’s school (guidance) counselor if you have any questions.

    Very truly yours,

     

     

    Dr. Stephen C. Lando

    Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education