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ERIC Number: ED507649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
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History of New York State Regents Exams
Johnson, Carol Siri
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This paper is a brief history of the Regents subject-matter examinations and New York State's efforts to move towards educational equity. New York State was a leader in integrated curriculum and outcomes assessment in high schools for over a century. The first academic exit exam was administered in 1878 and it evolved into the controversial Regents subject matter exams, a cycle of curriculum building and assessment, run by the state bureaucracy, using the expertise of selected teachers. In the twentieth century, two separate tracks of academic achievement developed: students could earn a Regents Diploma or a Local Diploma. Late in the century, increased reporting revealed a gap in funding and achievement between rural/suburban and city schools. The state is presently attempting to address this problem to provide universal access to a high-quality academic education for all, but the results are unknown. (Contains 55 endnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York