FAQ for parents and teachers on Regents “exit exams” and why they should be eliminated

The Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department are re-examining the use of Regents “exit exams” as a requirement for high school graduation, and are holding a series of regional public sessions to gather input from parents, teachers and other stakeholders before making any changes to the current policy.

These meetings will be held in Brooklyn Feb. 26-27; Queens on March 10, and Staten Island on March 11, with others to be added in Bronx and Manhattan.   The list of sessions statewide is posted here, along with dates, times and locations.

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, these sessions have been postponed and will be reschedule in the future.

NY State Allies for Public Education and Class Size Matters have prepared the following fact sheet for parents, educators and concerned citizens in preparation for these sessions.  It summarizes the research showing the negative impact of exit exams on drop out and incarceration rates, and the fact that in recent years, most states that once required them have now eliminated them.

If you want your voice heard on this critical issue, please attend these meetings while bringing copies of the fact sheet to share with other parents, and/or email the State Education Department to express your views at GradMeasures@nysed.gov. 

FAQ on exit exams 2.5.20

FAQ on exit exams 2.5.20

Categories Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates | Tags: | Posted on February 5, 2020

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