Flexibility in the Use of 2021-22 and 2022-23 Regents Examination Scores to Satisfy Diploma Requirements

Dear Parents and Families, The New York State Education Department understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widely varied teaching and learning conditions. In order to reduce the impact on students, the Board of Regents approved a temporary expansion of the process to file an appeal and graduate with a lower score on a Regents Examination. The Board approved the expansion of the appeal process as an Emergency Action at its May meeting this week.

The temporary expansion of the appeal process will provide flexibility to students taking Regents Examinations in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years in meeting assessment requirements for a diploma. 

Please find the following resources on our Diploma and Graduation Resources web page

 Additional questions about diploma requirements or the appeals process should be directed to the Office of Standards and Instruction via email to emscgradreq@nysed.gov or by calling (518) 474-5922. 


The New York State Education Department

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