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Monday, Jun. 21, 2021
Today Is: Day 2
Levittown Public Schools

District Testing: Social Studies

Those students wishing to obtain a Regents Diploma or an Advanced Regents Diploma must satisfy the following requirements as mandated by New York State:

(c) United States History and Government.

  • for students who first enter grade nine prior to September 1998 , by passing either the Regents Competency Test in United States history and government, or the Regents examination in United States history and government; or
  • for students who first enter grade nine in or after September 1998 and thereafter, by passing the Regents examination in United States history and government. 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 1998 and prior to September 2010 and who fail the Regents examination in United States history and government, the United States history and government requirements for a local diploma may be met by passing the Regents Competency Test in United States history and government. For students with disabilities who first enter grade nine in September 2005 and thereafter, the United States history and government requirements for a local diploma may also be met by passing the Regents examination in United States history and government 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).

(e) Global History and Geography.

  • for students who first enter grade nine prior to September 1998, by passing either the Regents Competency Test in global studies or the Regents examination in global studies; or
  • for students who first enter grade nine in September 1998 and thereafter, by passing the Regents examination in global studies. 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 1998 and prior to September 2010 and who fail the Regents examination in global history and geography, the global history and geography requirements for a local diploma may be met by passing the Regents Competency Test in global studies. For students with disabilities who first enter grade nine in September 2005 and thereafter, the global history and geography requirements for a local diploma may also be met by passing the Regents comprehensive examination in global history and geography 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 Social Studies Core curriculum in NYS for students in grades K-12


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