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LOTE Approved Assessments

Department-Approved Pathway Assessments in Languages Other Than English

(Updated March 21, 2019)

Students who are otherwise eligible to receive a high school diploma in June 2015 and thereafter must take and pass four required Regents Exams or Department-approved alternative assessments (one in each of the following subjects: English, math, science, and social studies) and either pass a comparably rigorous assessment for a fifth required exam, or in lieu of a fifth exam, complete the requirements to earn the CDOS Commencement Credential.  Students may meet the fifth assessment required for graduation by passing a Department-Approved Pathway Assessment in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). The following assessments and cut score requirements have been approved for use as Department-Approved Pathway Assessments in LOTE. If you notice that any assessment cut scores or versions have been updated since the posting of this document, please email emscgradreq@nysed.gov.

Assessment

Description

Cut Score Required

American Sign Language (ASL) Checkpoint B Examination

(Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES)

For more information, contact Greg Smith: GSmith@oneida-boces.org

The American Sign Language (ASL) Checkpoint B Examination was developed by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and includes 4 sections worth 100 credits: Conversation/Roleplay (Part 1) consists of two role plays worth 24 credits, Expressive Tasks (Part 2) consists of 2 signed stories based upon a picture worth 20 points, and Receptive Tasks (Part 3) consists of 15 questions in response to signed passages, pictures, or advertisements worth 30 credits.  Receptive and Expressive Tasks (Part 4), worth 26 credits, consists of 2 parts:  the first requires the student to summarize an extended length passage and the second to create and sign the middle and ending to an open-ended story.

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Chinese Checkpoint B Examination

(Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES)

For more information, contact Greg Smith: GSmith@oneida-boces.org

The Chinese Checkpoint B Examination was developed by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and includes 4 sections worth 100 credits: Speaking (Part 1) consists of two role play conversations worth 24 credits, Listening (Part 2) consists of 15 questions in both English and Chinese worth 30 credits, Reading (Part 3) consists of 15 questions worth 30 credits using both long and short Reading passages, and Writing (Part 4) consists of 2 questions worth 16 credits.

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Chinese Comprehensive Exam

(New York City Department of Education)

For more information, contact Lucia Figueras: LOTE@schools.nyc.gov 

The Chinese Comprehensive Exam for LOTE was developed by the New York City Department of Education and includes four parts worth 100 points: Speaking (Part 1), Listening (Part 2), Reading (Part 3), and Writing (Part 4). The Speaking section consists of a test administrator-student conversation that makes up 24 points, the Listening section consists of 13 multiple choice questions that makes up 26 points, the Reading section consists of 15 multiple choice questions that makes up 30 points, and the Writing section consists of 2 written response questions that makes up 20 points.

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French Checkpoint B Examination

(Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES)

For more information, contact Greg Smith: GSmith@oneida-boces.org

The French Checkpoint B Examination was developed by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and includes 4 sections worth 100 credits: Speaking (Part 1) consists of two role play conversations worth 24 credits, Listening (Part 2) consists of 15 questions in both English and French worth 30 credits, Reading (Part 3) consists of 15 questions worth 30 credits using both long and short Reading passages, and Writing (Part 4) consists of 2 questions worth 16 credits.

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French Comprehensive Exam

(New York City Department of Education)

For more information, contact Lucia Figueras: LOTE@schools.nyc.gov

The French Comprehensive Exam for LOTE was developed by the New York City Department of Education and includes four parts worth 100 points: Speaking (Part 1), Listening (Part 2), Reading (Part 3), and Writing (Part 4). The Speaking section consists of a test administrator-student conversation that makes up 24 points, the Listening section consists of 13 multiple choice questions that makes up 26 points, the Reading section consists of 15 multiple choice questions that makes up 30 points, and the Writing section consists of 2 written response questions that makes up 20 points.

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Italian Checkpoint B Examination

(Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES)

For more information, contact Greg Smith: GSmith@oneida-boces.org

The Italian Checkpoint B Examination was developed by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and includes 4 sections worth 100 credits: Speaking (Part 1) consists of two role play conversations worth 24 credits, Listening (Part 2) consists of 15 questions in both English and Italian worth 30 credits, Reading (Part 3) consists of 15 questions worth 30 credits using both long and short Reading passages, and Writing (Part 4) consists of 2 questions worth 16 credits.

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Italian Comprehensive Exam

(New York City Department of Education)

For more information, contact Lucia Figueras: LOTE@schools.nyc.gov

The Italian Comprehensive Exam for LOTE was developed by the New York City Department of Education and includes four parts worth 100 points: Speaking (Part 1), Listening (Part 2), Reading (Part 3), and Writing (Part 4). The Speaking section consists of a test administrator-student conversation that makes up 24 points, the Listening section consists of 13 multiple choice questions that makes up 26 points, the Reading section consists of 15 multiple choice questions that makes up 30 points, and the Writing section consists of 2 written response questions that makes up 20 points.

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Korean Comprehensive Exam

(New York City Department of Education)

For more information, contact Lucia Figueras: LOTE@schools.nyc.gov

The Korean Comprehensive Exam for LOTE was developed by the New York City Department of Education and includes four parts worth 100 points: Speaking (Part 1), Listening (Part 2), Reading (Part 3), and Writing (Part 4). The Speaking section consists of a test administrator-student conversation that makes up 24 points, the Listening section consists of 13 multiple choice questions that makes up 26 points, the Reading section consists of 15 multiple choice questions that makes up 30 points, and the Writing section consists of 2 written response questions that makes up 20 points.

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Spanish Checkpoint B Examination

(Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES)

For more information, contact Greg Smith: GSmith@oneida-boces.org

The Spanish Checkpoint B Examination was developed by Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and includes 4 sections worth 100 credits: Speaking (Part 1) consists of two role play conversations worth 24 credits, Listening (Part 2) consists of 15 questions in both English and Spanish worth 30 credits, Reading (Part 3) consists of 15 questions worth 30 credits using both long and short Reading passages, and Writing (Part 4) consists of 2 questions worth 16 credits.

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Spanish Comprehensive Exam

(New York City Department of Education)

For more information, contact Lucia Figueras: LOTE@schools.nyc.gov

The Spanish Comprehensive Exam for LOTE was developed by the New York City Department of Education and includes four parts worth 100 points: Speaking (Part 1), Listening (Part 2), Reading (Part 3), and Writing (Part 4). The Speaking section consists of a test administrator-student conversation that makes up 24 points, the Listening section consists of 13 multiple choice questions that makes up 26 points, the Reading section consists of 15 multiple choice questions that makes up 30 points, and the Writing section consists of 2 written response questions that makes up 20 points.

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Update log: 

3/12/2018 – LOTE assessment list created

3/29/2018 – NYC DOE contact person updated

10/31/2018 - OHM BOCES contact updated

1/22/2019 - OHM BOCES contact updated

3/21/19 - Assessments updated to include ASL (OHM BOCES), Chinese, French, Italian, and Korean (NYC DOE)