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Committee Report | January 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 11:00pm

Report of



The Board of Regents

January 11, 2011

            P-12/ACCES Joint Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 10, 2011.  All members were present, with the exception of Regent Rosa and Regent Young, who was excused.  Additional members of the Board attending were: Chancellor Tisch, Regent Phillips and Regent Bendit.




The Committee was informed about the status of Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation (AHSEP) and High School Equivalency Preparation (HSEP) Programs and their relationship with Adult Education Programs and General Educational Development (GED) Test administration.  These issues cross over between the Office of ACCES and P-12 Education.  The P-12 Education Office provides oversight for GED preparation for youth under 21 years of age who have fallen behind in earning high school credits towards a regular local or Regents diploma, primarily through AHSEP and HSEP Programs.  The Office of ACCES provides oversight for GED preparation for adults through Adult Education funded centers.  ACCES also provides oversight for and administration of the GED test for all GED test takers in New York State.  While ACCES staff communicate and work with Department staff in P-12, the work duties, program responsibilities, stakeholders and customers are very different.   (P12/ACCES (D) 1)

This concludes our report.