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At its May 2022 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved for Emergency Action a temporary expansion of the existing process to appeal to graduate with a lower score on a Regents Examination. Per the temporary expansion, any student may utilize this “special appeal” to earn a diploma with a lower score on a Regents Exam, under the following conditions: 1) The student must have taken the Regents Exam during the June 2022, August 2022, January 2023, June 2023 or August 2023 administration periods; 2) The student must have a score of 50-64 on the Regents Examination that is the subject of the appeal and was taken during one of the above administrations; and 3) The student has attained a course average in the course that meets or exceeds the required passing grade by the school and is recorded on the student’s official transcript with grades achieved by the student in each quarter of the school year. Under this special appeal, a student need only take the examination under appeal one time and “the appeal may be completed any time prior to a student’s graduation”. For more details about the special appeal process, see guidance, issued by Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner dated May 16, 2022.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Education and Disability Rights Project (EDRP) is a bi-county project serving both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and can be reached at (516) 292-8100. EDRP represents students with disabilities between the ages of 5-21 in Special Education matters, including attendance at Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings, Resolution Sessions and Impartial Hearings. In addition, the EDRP assists students in issues pertaining to residency and homelessness and helps adults with developmental disabilities to secure eligibility and services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).