Approved Alternative Examinations

NYSED Approved Alternative Examinations

Acceptable for meeting requirements for a Local or Regents Diploma

The test score(s) indicated below are the minimum acceptable score(s) that can be substituted for a Regents examination score for all students who have successfully completed the course of study for that subject.

Algebra I

  • Advanced International Certificate of
    Education (AICE) Mathematics Examination: E
  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination: 3
  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination: 3
  • International Baccalaureate Mathematics
    Studies Standard Level Examination: 4
  • International Baccalaureate Mathematics
    Methods Standard Level Examination: 4
  • International Baccalaureate Mathematics
    Higher Level Examination: 3
  • International General Certificate
    of Secondary Education (IGCSE): A
  • SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 470
  • SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2: 510

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Advanced International Certificate
    of Education (AICE) English Examination: E
  • Advanced Placement Language
    and Composition Examination: 3
  • Advanced Placement Literature and
    Composition Examination: 3
  • International Baccalaureate English
    A1 Standard Level Examination: 4
  • International Baccalaureate English
    A1 Higher Level Examination: 3

Geometry or Algebra II

  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination: 3
  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination: 3
  • SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level 2: 550

Global History and Geography

  • Advanced Placement World History: 3

Languages Other Than English

  • SAT Subject Test in French Listening and French Reading: 500/500 
  • SAT Subject Test in German Listening and German Reading: 470/470
  • SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew: 490
  • SAT Subject Test in Italian: 450
  • SAT Subject Test in Latin: 470
  • SAT Subject Test in Spanish Listening and Spanish Reading: 460/460

Science**

  • Advanced Placement Biology Examination: 3
  • SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 520
  • SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 540
  • SAT Subject Test in Physics: 530

United States History and Government

  • Advanced Placement United States History: 3
  • SAT Subject Test in United States History*: 560

* In addition to achieving the established score, students must complete a multi-source, in-depth research project that demonstrates the ability to use primary and secondary sources.

** In addition to achieving the established score, students must complete 1,200 minutes of hands-on laboratory work with satisfactory laboratory reports.