NYS seeks your thoughts, ideas on graduation requirements at March 4 meeting

The Board of Regents and State Education Department is hosting a regional meeting on March 4 to gather feedback on what a New York high school graduation diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student.

Parents, students, educators, board of education members, and community and business representatives are encouraged to attend and voice their thoughts and opinions on graduation requirements.

The meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. March 4 at the Jane Bullowa Conference Center at Ulster BOCES, 175 Route 32 North, New Paltz.

Attendees will to break out into small groups to discuss and provide feedback on these 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) 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?

Listed here are links to access additional information and to register for the event. An online survey is also available for those who are unable to attend.

We hope you will join us for this important part of Phase I in the Board of Regents and the State Education Department’s review of graduation measures.

Please come and share your input!