Kweller Tips: it’s really important that you take the Regents exams starting the 8th grade. Some schools, such as M.S. 167 start administering regents as early as the 7th grade. The sooner you start taking Regents exams, the sooner you can get them over with and move on to AP classes. Those AP classes are what will put you over the top and make you a competitive college applicant, and ultimately save you money in college. Halsey JHS 157 honors classes complete the following three (!) regents exams by the end of 8th grade: U.S. History, Algebra 1 Common Core, and Earth Science. Those students will have an advantage over others once they enter 9th grade because they are essentially skipping a year in math, science, and history. The more Regents you take, the close you are to graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma. Furthermore. the NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence, known as the “Regents Scholarship” awards students up to $3,500 each year for 4 years of undergraduate/college study as long as you score a 90 or higher on each NYS regents exam and attend a college within NYS. Last but not least, you cant reach those juicy AP classes in Grade 12 unless you start taking regents from grade 8.
The New York State Regents Examinations can be a major obstacle for students to overcome. Passing these standardized tests is typically required for graduation, and they serve as important indicators of a student’s progress and success. However, many students struggle on these exams unnecessarily. Here is a list of tips (both general and specified) about the best and most efficient ways to prepare for these examinations. If you follow them, you are sure to see a boost in your score.
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There are 16 Regents Exams offered. Links to past tests, solutions, and scoring keys for all exams can be found here: http://www.nysedregents.org/
* The star indicates that a reference table is given on the exam. All reference tables can be viewed here: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/reftable/home.html
Note: Most Regents examinations are offered 3 times a year: in June, January, and August. June is the most common time for students to take regents exams. Students can earn different types of diplomas based on the number of regents they take, and their scores on these exams. This information is listed below, and can also be found here: http://www.hesc.ny.gov/content.nsf/SFC/Regents_Requirements
Either the regular or the advanced regents diploma is given “with honors” if the average of the student’s scores on all required regents exams is 90 or higher.