A Science Exam is required by all students in Grades 4 and 8.
Those students wishing to obtain a Regents Diploma or an Advanced Regents Diploma must satisfy the following requirements as mandated by New York State:
- for students who first enter grade nine prior to September 1999, by passing either the Regents Competency Test in science or a Regents examination in science; or
- for students who first enter grade nine in September 1999 and thereafter, by passing a Regents examination in science. For purposes of a Regents endorsed diploma a score of 65 shall be considered passing. For a local diploma a score of 55-64, as determined by the school, also may be considered passing up through the 2007-2008 school year; or
- for students with disabilities who first enter grade nine in or after September 1999 and prior to September 2010 and who fail a Regents examination in science, the science requirements for a local diploma may be met by passing the Regents competency test in science. For students with disabilities who first enter grade nine in September 2005 and thereafter, the Science requirements for a local diploma may also be met by passing the Regents examination in Science with a score of 55-64. This provision shall apply only to students with disabilities who are entitled to attend school pursuant to Education Law sections 3202 or 4402(5).
The full document can be accessed at:
Section 100.5 Diploma Requirements
The links at right provide information about the administration of the tests as well as lings to the Science Core curriculum in NYS for students in grades K-12