SED seeks public comment on Regents Examination exemptions in PI’s

The New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) is requesting public comment on the inclusion of Regents Examination exemptions when calculating Performance Indices (PI) as required by the New York State approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plan. These Regents Examination exemptions will impact calculations of student performance measures for accountability determinations for multiple years beyond the current school year. Therefore, the Department must determine how records for students eligible for exemptions from Regents Examinations should be included when calculating Performance Indices. Any amendments to New York’s approved ESSA plan to address the inclusion of exemptions into the accountability system will need approval from the United States Department of Education and adoption of regulatory amendments by the New York State Board of Regents.

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