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Endorsements

Apply to All Diploma Types

Technical Endorsement on Diploma

The technical endorsement may be awarded to students who complete the requirements for any diploma type (local, Regents, or Regents with advanced designation) and also:

Additional information can be referenced in the CTE Program Approval FAQ.

Note: Information regarding the technical endorsement and exemptions due to COVID-19 can be referenced in question 27 of the Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements.

Apply to Regents Diploma Only

Regents Diploma with Honors

A local school district may award a Regents diploma with honors to a student who achieves an average score of 90 on all Regents Examinations required for the diploma.  In instances where students received exemptions from Regents Examinations, the calculation for the honors endorsement will be dependent upon the number of scored Regents Examinations the student has.

  • Students with a minimum of three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
    • In instances where students have at least three scored Regents Examinations to be included in the assessments required for the diploma type, exemptions due to COVID-19 would be removed from the calculation. If the computed average of the Regents Examination scores required for the diploma (not including exemptions) equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.
  • Students with fewer than three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
    • The student’s final course grade for each exempted Regents Examination will be substituted in the calculation for honors. If the computed average of the scored Regents Examinations and the final course grades for courses for which exemptions were granted equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.

Note:  Additional information regarding the honors endorsement and Regents exam exemptions can be referenced in Computing the Honors Endorsement with Exemptions due to COVID-19 as well as questions 45-47 of the Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements

Apply to Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Only

Advanced Designation with Honors

A local school district may award an Advanced Regents diploma with honors to a student who achieves an average score of 90 on all Regents Examinations required for advanced designation.  In instances where students received exemptions from Regents Examinations, the calculation for the honors endorsement will be dependent upon the number of scored Regents Examinations the student has.

  • Students with a minimum of three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
    • In instances where students have at least three scored Regents Examinations to be included in the assessments required for the diploma type, exemptions due to COVID-19 would be removed from the calculation. If the computed average of the Regents Examination scores required for the diploma (not including exemptions) equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.
  • Students with fewer than three scored Regents Examinations applicable to the diploma
    • The student’s final course grade for each exempted Regents Examination will be substituted in the calculation for honors. If the computed average of the scored Regents Examinations and the final course grades for courses for which exemptions were granted equals 90 or above, the student earned the honors endorsement.

Note:  Additional information regarding the honors endorsement and Regents exam exemptions can be referenced in Computing the Honors Endorsement with Exemptions due to COVID-19 as well as questions 45-47 of the Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements

Mastery in Mathematics

  • Student completed all the requirements for Advanced Designation; and
    • passed 3 Regents Examinations in mathematics with a score of 85 or higher; or
    • passed 2 Regents Examinations in mathematics with a score of 85 or higher and was granted an exemption on a third Regents Examination in mathematics; or
    • passed 1 Regents Examination in mathematics with an 85 or higher and earned a final course grade of 85 or higher in 2 additional mathematics courses culminating in a Regents Examination for which an exemption was granted.

Mastery in Science

  • Student completed all the requirements for Advanced Designation; and
    • passed 3 Regents Examinations in science with a score of 85 or higher; or
    • passed 2 Regents Examinations in science with a score of 85 or higher and was granted an exemption on a third Regents Examination in science; or
    • passed 1 Regents Examination in science with an 85 or higher and earned a final course grade of 85 or higher in 2 additional science courses culminating in a Regents Examination for which an exemption was granted.

Note:  Additional information regarding awarding the mastery endorsement with Regents exam exemptions can be referenced in questions 44 and 47 of the Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements.

Seals

For further questions and comments, email: emscurric@nysed.gov (general questions) or emscgradreq@nysed.gov (questions related to graduation requirements), or call (518) 474-5922. 

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