The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has cancelled the January 2021 administration of the New York State High School Regents Examination Program in response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period.
NYSED has not yet made a decision about the June and August 2021 Regents Examinations or any other State assessment program.
“When it is time to decide about these Regents Examination and other State examination administration periods, those decisions will be fully informed by all available and relevant public health and educational data,” NYSED Interim Commissioner Betty Rosa said. “As always, we will put the health and safety of students and teachers first.”
Because of the cancellation of the January 2021 Regents Examinations, NYSED is making modifications to the assessment requirements that students must meet in order to earn high school diplomas, credentials and endorsements. These modifications apply to all students who are completing a secondary-level course of study or make-up program in January and are scheduled to participate in one or more of the January 2021 Regents Examinations.