NYS Regents 2023
Living Environment, Algebra I and U.S. History Regents
(Classes 811, 812, 821, 822, 831, 832, 841 and 842)
In our school’s efforts to provide increased access to the NYS Regents exams for our students, we will be increasing the number of classes who will be participating in the upcoming NYS Regents Exams in 2023.
Specifically, your child’s class will be participating in the following Regents:
- Algebra I on June 14
- Living Environment on June 15
- U.S. History on June 1
Algebra I (specific details):
Your child received preparations for their participation in Algebra I beginning in their seventh-grade year 2021-2022. The structure of the exam is as follows:
Total of 37 questions (Different Parts for Different Credit for Each)
Part 1 – Multiple Choice (Last Year: 24 multiple choice)
Part 2 – Short Answer (Last Year: 8 short answer)
Part 3 – Additional Short Answer (Last Year: 4 short answer)
Part 4 – Additional Short Answer (Last Year: 1 question)
Living Environment (specific details):
To qualify to take a Regents exam in any of the sciences, your child must successfully complete the equivalent of 1,200 minutes of hands-on (or virtual laboratory experiences when hands-on experiences are not available due to COVID-19) in addition to completing the science course. Your child receives Living Environment instruction toward the LE Regents in their grade eight year. The structure of the exam is as follows:
Total of 85 questions
Part 1 - Multiple Choice
Part 2 - Multiple Choice and Short answer
U.S. History (specific details): Your child receives Living Environment instruction toward the LE Regents in their grade eight year. The structure of the exam is as follows:
Part 1 Stimulus Based Multiple Choice Questions
Part 2 Stimulus Based Short Essay Questions
Part 3 Civics Literacy Document Based Essay Task
Your child receives instruction on how to examine primary and secondary sources starting in grade 6. Document based essays also begin at Grade 6. The curriculum covering the exam is taught in grades 7 and 8.
Overall NYS Regents details for 2022-2023 for all courses noted above:
- According to NYS and NYC guidelines, if your child takes Regents exams in middle school, they may use those scores towards high school exam requirements for a graduation.
- According to NYS and NYC policy, students enrolled in the course of study leading to a Regents exam have the right to take that exam. I.S. 5 cannot bar students from taking a Regents exam for disciplinary reasons or because their achievement in a subject is considered unsatisfactory.
- There is no limit to the number of accelerated course credits your child may earn in grade 8, though all accelerated courses must meet instructional time requirements to bear credit (which is 108 hours of instructional time over the course, during grade 8).
- In order to earn high school credit for the course, grade 8 students must pass the accelerated course and earn a specific minimum score. The minimum score that a student needs to earn to receive high school credit after passing the accelerated course depends on the type of exam and if the student has an IEP.
- Since school year 2018-19:
- Grade 8 students without IEPs must score 65 or higher on the culminating Regents exam in June or August immediately following the course.
- Grade 8 students with IEPs must score a 55 or higher on the culminating Regents exam in June or August immediately following the course.
- NEW! In 2021-22 and 2022-23, any grade 8 student may score 50-64 on the culminating Regents exam in June or August immediately following the course and receive accelerated course credit if approved for a Special Appeal.
- Your child must pass both the course and achieve the passing score on the Regents in order to receive high school credit.
- Your child will only take the Regents in their subject area and will not be “double tested.” Specifically, in Math and Science, your child will not take the state exam – they will take the Regents.
- You will be able to see your child’s score on all NYS exams on their New York City Schools Account. If you are struggling to log on and review all of the information there, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator or your child’s Community Team.
- Your child’s Regents score will be represented on their report card and transcript.
Where can families go for more information?
In full support provided by our school’s School Leadership Team – comprised of administration, teaching staff, UFT and parent representatives – there was a decision to support our commitment to access to credit bearing assessments and increased preparation for high school. Our hope is for additional classes in the coming years to be a part of this mission, and to grow as a school and staff in continuing to support your child in their success!