Special appeal for Regents allows students to graduate with lower scores

Dear Goshen High School families,

The Board of Regents approved a special appeal process at its May meeting to allow students to graduate with a lower score on Regents exams taken during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. The special appeal is in response to the continued impacts on learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The special appeal would allow students to graduate with scores ranging from 50 to 64 on Regents exams and may be applied towards a local, Regents, or Regents with an Advanced Designation diploma.

In order to be eligible to appeal, a student must have:

  • taken the Regents examination during the June 2022, August 2022, January 2023, June 2023, or August 2023 test administration periods;
  • earned a score of 50-64 on the Regents examination that is the subject of the appeal; and 
  • have passed a course of study leading to the Regents examination.

The student need only have taken the Regents examination once in order to be eligible to appeal. Please note that Regents exam scores will not be factored into students’ final course grades.

Students who are eligible to appeal may do so by completing the Goshen High School Guidance Department’s Special Appeal Form and returning it to their school counselor. All requests will be reviewed individually by the superintendent of schools.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school counselor by email or by calling the Guidance Office at 615-6120.

Thank you,

Dr. Kurtis Kotes
Superintendent of Schools

View the Special Appeal memo from the NYS Education Department

View the Q&A from NYSED