The US History and Government (Framework) Regents Exam scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022, has been canceled by the New York State Board of Regents.
In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is taking steps to explore potential areas of support for students and schools across the state. This includes content experts and NYS educators reviewing all June 2022 Regents Exams, which have already been printed and packaged for shipment to schools. During that review, these experts determined that there is content on the US History and Government (Framework) Exam that has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the recent violence in Buffalo.
While developed by NYS-certified social studies teachers more than two years ago and field-tested to confirm that the exam's content is educationally sound, the tragedy in Buffalo has created an unexpected and unintended context for this planned assessment.
Because it is not possible to produce a test with different content or to make modifications to the already developed assessment in the short time period before the administration date, NYSED has made the decision to cancel the administration of the Regents for US History and Government (Framework) for this year.
Because there is now no Regents Exam scheduled, Kingston High School will proceed with a normal school day on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.