Regents High School exams are mandatory to graduate in New York State, as designated by the New York State Education Department.
The exams are designed three years before the testing year by a specialized group of teachers who are skilled in the designated subject area.
In 2014 the New York State Board of Regents adopted the New York State K – 12 Social Studies Framework, which replaces the 1998 Social Studies Resource Guide with Core Curriculum.
The State Education Department (SED) released guidance and support documents for the Framework; the Field Guide and the NYS K – 12 Social Studies Toolkit.
The transition Global History and Geography Regents Examination (Grade 10) will be based upon the 1996 Social Studies Standards and the 1998 Social Studies Resource Guide with Core Curriculum.
The transition Regents exam will cover only one year of study, grade 10 in Global History and Geography, pulling the content from Units 5 – 8 from the Social Studies Resource Guide and Core Curriculum.
The Board of Regents approved a transition plan for the 2017 – 2018 school year which should smooth the path from the Regents exam created in 2000 to the administration of the new format.
This will give educators more time to fully implement the Framework and will allow SED to develop and refine the Global History and Geography II Regents Examination.
The Regents will contain: The Transition Regents Exam in Global History and Geography (Grade 10) will be first administered in June 2018 with the last administration being June 2020.
Seven total transition examinations will be administered.