January 2022 Regents Exams canceled due to pandemic

No decision has been made yet about the exams scheduled for June and August 2022.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2021, 6:48 PM

Updated 853 days ago

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January 2022 Regents Exams canceled due to pandemic
The January 2022 high school Regents Exams have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, according to state Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa.
State officials will look at modifying all the requirements students must ordinarily meet to earn a diploma.
"New York set a daunting record last week with more COVID-19 cases reported in one day than ever before," Rosa said. "Once again, the January Regents Exams cannot be safely, equitably, and fairly administered across the state. We will continue to work with our schools, districts, and stakeholders to ensure they have what they need to provide academic, social and emotional, and mental health supports for our students."
The New York State United Teachers issued the following statement today regarding the cancelation:  “Given the unevenness of this school year with the pandemic still ongoing and the acute social-emotional needs of our students, canceling the January Regents exams is the right choice. We thank Commissioner Rosa, Chancellor Young and the Board of Regents for recognizing that our educators are still assessing their students, preparing them to receive their diplomas and setting them up for success after graduation without this round of state exams.”
No decision has been made yet about the exams scheduled for June and August 2022.


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