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NYSED cancels January 2021 NYS High School Regents Examinations

The New York State Education Department is cancelling the January 2021 administration of the NYS 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.

“The members of the Board of Regents acknowledge the uncertainty that abounds this school year," Vice Chancellor Brown stated. "I can assure you that the Interim Commissioner and the Department are closely monitoring the situation throughout the State.”

The Department has not yet made decisions about the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other State assessment programs. The Board of Regents and the State Education Department will continue to monitor data related to modes of instruction amid the ongoing pandemic.

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