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Update on NYS Diploma Requirements
and Pathway to Graduation Proposal
Carol Bush
Professional Development Specialist
Center for School Improvement & Professional Development
Orleans/Niagara BOCES
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Diploma Requirements
in NYS are Two Fold
22 Diploma Credits
5-9 Assessments
Completing a unit of study and
mastering the learning outcomes
for the course
Obtaining a passing score on a
Regents Examination, Regents
Competency Test (RCT)*, or
Department Approved Alternative
*The RCT is only available to students who entered grade 9 prior to Sept 2011
Existing Diploma Requirements
22 Credits
4 ELA
3 Mathematics
3 Science
4 Social Studies
½ Health
1 Arts
1 Language Other Than
English (LOTE)
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S 3 ½ Electives
http://www.p12.nysed.gov
earningcredit/
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5 Assessments
ELA
1 Math
1 Science
Global History and
Geography
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Note: There are Department
Approved Alternatives to some
of the Regents Exams found at:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov
assessment/hsgen/archive /list.pdf
How will Pathways affect
existing diploma requirements?
Credit Requirements:
Assessment Requirements:
No change – 22 Credits
Students who are otherwise eligible to graduate
June 2015 and thereafter will have the following
assessment options if the pathway proposal is
implemented.
All Students must pass the following four (4) required Regents Exams:
1Math, 1Science, 1SocialStudies, ELA; and
Students must choose one (1) of the following additional examinations:
– Additional Social Studies Regents Exam; or
– Additional Science Regents Exam; or
– Additional Math Regents Exam; or
– Approved CTE, LOTE or Arts Pathway Assessment; or
– Department Approved Alternative Assessment found at the following link
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/archive/list.pdf
(This assessment must measure content other than that measured by one of the four
required Regents Exams)
Regents Pathway Diploma Concept
4 Regents Exams + 1 Pathway Exam
STEM
2nd math (any of the three Regents) or 2nd science (any of the four
Regents) or any math or science exam from the list of Department
Approved Alternative Assessments
Humanities
2nd social studies (Regents) or any English or social studies assessment
from the list of Department Approved Alternative Assessments
Career and Tech (CTE)
SED approved Technical Assessment following SED approved CTE
Program
LOTE – in progress… (locally developed Checkpoint B exams not
approved pathway assessment)
Art – in progress…
What are the Pathway
Assessments in CTE?
Currently, the following 13 assessments have been recommended for
approval as CTE pathway assessment
http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014September2014
Pathways.pdf
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The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification
A+ Certification (CompTIA)
Network+ Certification (CompTIA)
National Institute of Metal Working (NIMS) Skills Certification
PrintED
Student Electronics Technician (SET)
Carpentry Level-1 Certification
Assessment of Skills and Knowledge for Business (A*S*K)
Advertising and Design (NOCTI)
Accounting – Basic (NOCTI)
Agricultural Mechanics (NOCTI)
Hospitality Management – Food and Beverage (NOCTI)
STEM and Humanities
Pathways
What are the approved pathway assessments in STEM?
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Any additional science or mathematics Regents Exam
Any science or mathematics examination on the Department Approved
Alternative Examination list found at
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/archive/list.pdf
What are the approved pathway assessments in Humanities?
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Any additional social studies Regents Exam
Any English or social studies assessment from the list of Department
Approved Alternatives Examinations found at
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/archive/list.pdf
LOTE and the Arts Pathways
What are the approved pathway assessments in the Arts and
Biliteracy (LOTE)?
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Pathway assessments in the Arts and LOTE have not yet been approved by the
Department. As soon as assessments have been identified they will be released.
Locally developed Checkpoint B examinations in LOTE are not approved
pathway assessments.
Social Studies Changes that Impact the
Diploma Requirements
When is the first administration of the new Global History and
Geography II (1750 to present) Regents Examination?
The first administration will be in June 2018.
Designed to be administered at the end of grade 10 and cover only the
content from year 2 (1750-present) of this course.
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How will the Social Studies credit requirements change as a result of
the proposed changes to part 100?
Currently the graduation requirements call for 4 credits in Social Studies.
1 credit must be US History, 1⁄2 must be Economics and 1⁄2 must be
Participation in Government.
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Studies will have to be in Global History and Geography.
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Good to Note
S Applies to June 2015 Graduates
S No need to “Declare” a Pathway
S Blue Ribbon Panel reviewing additional exams
S 1,000 approved CTE programs in NYS, only 150 of those
are currently using one of the 13 CTE Pathway assessments
S LOTE & Art Pathways not yet approved (January BOR)
Resources
S October Regents Item
http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014/October2014/1014bra4.pdf
S CTE Program Approval Process
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/ctepolicy/
S Multiple Pathways Video
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/video/regents-approve-multiplepathways.html
S Department Approved Alternative Assessments
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/archive/list.pdf
Questions?
S Program approval process impact
S Aspirational impacts

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