State cancels January 2022 High School Regents Examination Program

On Dec. 21, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced that the January 2022 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“The exams cannot be safely, equitably and fairly administered across the state,” Rosa said. “We will continue to work with our schools, districts and stakeholders to ensure they have what they need to provide academic, social and emotional and mental health supports for our students.”

The cancelation applies to all Regents examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2022 Regents Examination period.

Due to the cancelation, the Department of Education said they will ask the Board of Regents to approve modifications to the assessment requirements that students must meet to earn high school diplomas, credentials and endorsements.

No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2022 administrations of regents or any other state assessment programs.