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Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents

Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 16, 2015.  All members were present.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Proposed amendment of section 100.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, relating to the State High School Equivalency Diploma –  Your Committee recommends that amendments be made to update, provide clarity and make necessary technical changes to section 100.7 including provisions relating to the Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Programs (AHSEP) as well as implement policy changes which will: allow candidates who take the HSE test in a language other than English, to receive a new transcript without such designation providing that the candidates take and pass the HSE Reading and Writing subtests in English; allow all candidates under the age of 19 to receive a HSE diploma upon passing the HSE test; make permanent the current provision in the regulation that allows a passing score on at least one but not more than four of the sub-tests of the GED® examination taken in calendar years 2002 through 2013 (2003 through 2013 for the Spanish version of the examination) to be accepted as a passing score on the corresponding sub-test or sub-tests of the new HSE examination administered on or after January 1, 2014 and before January 1, 2016; and, reflect department policy since 1998 which allows Home Schooled students who are 17 years old to take the HSE, and extend that policy to include Home Schooled students who are 16 years old to take the HSE.

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Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:15pm