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    Hello,

    Does anyone know the rule regarding having to take the regents exam as a homeschoolers?

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    As far as I know homeschoolers are not required to take the Regents exam. Since we can not get a diploma from the state we don't have to take the exam. If you choose to take this exam you can go to your local school district and request to take it there when the other students take it.

    You are required to test using one of these methods. The test shall be selected by the parent from one of the following: the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the California Achievement Test, the Stanford Achievement Test, the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, a State Education Department test, or another test approved by the State Education Department. Or you can have a written evaluation done. For 4th through 8th grades you may only chose the written evaluation every other year. I'm not sure about high school
    Kathi Homeschooling Mama to Twelve year old Dakota

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    You don't have to take the exam. However, if you choose to do so, check out item 62 from <NYHEN: State Education Dept Homeschooling Q&A>:

    62. May a student instructed at home take Regents examinations?
    Yes. If a request is made, school officials are encouraged to admit a student receiving home instruction to Regents examinations. If a Regents examination has a lab requirement, the student may be admitted to the examination if there is evidence that the student has met the lab requirement. The IHIP, quarterly reports and/or verification from the student's teacher can provide such evidence.
    Regents examinations may only be administered at the public school or registered nonpublic school because they are secure examinations. The test results can be helpful to the student and also to public school officials.
    Also, #70, "College entrance", has the following sub-sections:

    2. If a home-instructed student has taken Regents exams at the public school of residence, he/she can request the public school district to produce, on school letterhead, a list of the exams taken, the date on which they were taken, and the score the student earned. This list of Regents exam scores can be shared with college admissions personnel.

    3. Home-instructed students can take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/or other standardized tests used for college admissions purposes. Scores on these tests can be shared with college admissions personnel. Home-instructed students should contact their public school district about arrangements for taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test and/or achievement examinations offered by the College Board or the American College Testing Service.

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    Thanks for this great information. This is not an area that I have had to pursue yet with my ten year old. But it is good to know for the future.
    Kathi Homeschooling Mama to Twelve year old Dakota

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