The Comprehensive Examination In Modern Greek

This is to inform you that The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek for foreign language credits is scheduled to be administered on Monday June 18th, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, substantial changes were made to the New York State Assessment Program, which included the elimination of the comprehensive Regents examinations (at Checkpoint B) in languages other than English (LOTE) as part of the State’s efforts to reduce costs. The New York State Education Department, however, continues to require that students complete at least two units of study in a language other than English at some time during the grades K – 9, according to the Commissioner’s Regulations 100.2(d)(1).

In addition, the Department encourages high school students to pursue further studies in LOTE, in order to earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation (CR 100.5(b)(7). To meet the assessment requirement in those languages for which no Regents examination is available, students are required to pass a locally developed examination that is aligned to the Checkpoint B learning standards for a language other than English specified in the New York State Syllabus: Modern Languages for Communication.

With the understanding that The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek has always been “a locally developed foreign language examination” aligned to the Checkpoint B learning standards for LOTE, the Office of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will continue to develop and administer the Greek Examination for the benefit of the parochial school students as well as the students of public schools.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese anticipates that The 2012 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will meet the State’s assessment requirement for LOTE and afford students the opportunity to earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation upon the discretion of the public school officials.

For more information and copies of The 2012 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek, please contact Maria Makedon, Director, Office of Education / Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Tel. (212) 570-3553 – Fax. (212) 774-0248 – E-mail: mm@goarch.org.  Also please visit the School Mailings of our site.

The article is borrowed from the Office of Education