senate Bill S7354

Requires the regents exam to be waived for any student who scores a 3, 4 or 5 on the advanced placement examination in the subject of the regents exam

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  • 14 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires the regents exam to be waived for any student who scores a 3, 4 or 5 on the advanced placement examination in the subject of the regents exam.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S7354
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง208-b, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7354

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring the waiver of the regents examination requirement for certain
students who take advanced placement examinations

PURPOSE:

To require the regents exam to be waived for any student who scores a 3,
4, or 5 on the advanced placement examination in the subject of the
regents examination.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 208-b,
to create a primary school regents waiver to waive the requirement for a
student to take and pass a regents exam for subjects in which the
student took an advanced placement exam and received a 3 or higher.

Section 2 is the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently students in New York State that take advanced coursework and
consequently advanced placement exams are able to receive college level
credit for scores above 3 on such exams. Yet these students must take
the regents exam additionally in order to receive a high school diploma.
Students who score above a 3 on such exams are widely accepted to have
successfully grasped the academic concepts and demonstrated their know-
ledge adequately on a college level test. The end of the academic semes-
ter is a stressful time of the year with great pressure on the student
to continue to excel. New York State should recognize instances where
students excel instead of requiring the student to once again prove
their academic ability.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7354

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  the  waiver
  of  the  regents examination requirement for certain students who take
  advanced placement examinations

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 208-b
to read as follows:
  S 208-B. HIGH SCHOOL REGENTS EXAMINATION  WAIVER.  THE  REGENTS  SHALL
WAIVE  THE REQUIREMENT FOR A STUDENT TO TAKE AND PASS A REGENTS EXAMINA-
TION FOR A SUBJECT IN WHICH A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HAS TAKEN AN  ADVANCED
PLACEMENT  COURSE  AND  RECEIVED  A 3, 4 OR 5 AS A SCORE ON THE ADVANCED
PLACEMENT EXAMINATION THEREFOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13945-02-4

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