Board of Regents and State Education Department Seek Feedback on State High School Graduation Measures

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On March 4, 2020, the Board of Regents and State Education Department will host a regional meeting to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. This regional meeting is part of a series being held across New York State to gather stakeholder input and is an integral part of Phase I in the review of graduation measures. Parents, students, educators, and community and business representatives are encouraged to attend.

Regent Josephine Finn, 3rd Judicial District, will host the meeting in collaboration with Robert Dufour, Ed.D., Sullivan BOCES District Superintendent, and Charles Khoury, Ed.D., Ulster BOCES District Superintendent. The meeting will be held at the Ulster BOCES Conference Center, 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz, NY from 5-7 PM. 

The meetings will include the opportunity for attendees to break out into small groups to discuss and provide feedback on five guiding questions.

1.    What do we want students to know and to be able to do before they graduate?

2.    How do we want students to demonstrate such knowledge and skills?

3.    How do you measure learning and achievement (as it pertains to the answers to #2 above) to ensure they are indicators of high school completion?

4.    How can measures of achievement accurately reflect the skills and knowledge of our special populations, such as students with disabilities and English language learners?

5.    What course requirements or examinations will ensure that students are prepared for college and careers or civic engagement?

For those who are unable to attend the meeting in person, an online survey is also available.

For more information, to register for the event, or to complete the online survey, click on the link below.