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June Regents Testing Memo
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
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March 25, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians:


Last week, the NYS Board of Regents issued guidelines for this year’s June Regents exams,

and Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math assessments. You may be aware that the

state requested a waiver from the federal government to cancel these tests for 2021, due to

pandemic hardships affecting students and their educational delivery models. That waiver

was not granted. So, the Regents approved some major changes to this year’s testing,


? Only day 1 of Math and ELA exams in Grades 3 through 8 will be given.

? The Regents exams in Algebra I, Living Environment, Physical Setting/Earth

Science, and English Language Arts will be available for students to take. All

other Regents exams are canceled. An exemption for all of the Regents Exams are

eligible to a student who receives credit (passing course with a 65) in the course

culminating in the exam.

? Schools must administer these exams in person, at school. Remote testing will

not be allowed. However, “Schools are not expected to bring students into the

building to participate in the tests if the students are receiving entirely remote

instruction during the testing windows.” This means any student in the “all

remote” or virtual instructional mode during testing will not be required to sit

for the exams. Although they are welcome to sit if they would like a numerical


? No accountability is tied to the 2021 exams—for students, teacher evaluation, or

district progress. As such, there will be no detrimental effect on any group,

including the district’s participation rate, if it were below 95%.

? August 2021 Regents Exams are all canceled.


Testing days are as follows:

? Grades 7 & 8 English Language Arts: Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m.

? Grades 7 & 8 Math: Tuesday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

? Grade 8 Science (Written only): Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m.

? Grades 7 & 8 virtual students are welcome to attend testing on these dates.

? English Language Arts Regents: Thursday, June 17 at 8:15 a.m.

? Living Environment Regents: Tuesday, June 22 at 8:15 a.m.

? Algebra I Regents: Wednesday, June 23 at 8:15 a.m.

? Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents: Thursday, June 24 at 8:15 a.m.

If you have any questions about testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or

reach out to me directly.

Thank you for your continued support.


Burgess N.Ovitt

7-12 Principal

Hadley Luzerne School

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