World Language Graduation Requirements with a Regents Diploma (100.5 Diploma Requirements)

  • Students shall earn at least one unit of credit in a world language other than English in order to complete the world language requirement for the Regents diploma.
  • Students shall earn two additional units of study in a world language other than English for a total of three units in the same language and pass the locally developed Comprehensive Examination in that language, which is aligned to the NYS Learning Standards for World Languages for Checkpoint B.

4+1 Pathway Exams in World Languages

4+1 Pathway exams in world languages are now available in 14 languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

These are special Checkpoint B exams that, when passed, fulfill the world language exam requirement of the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation AND can be used as the fifth Regents Examination required for graduation.

For more information on these 4+1 Pathway examinations in world languages, please visit this site.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)/WL Frequently Asked Questions

New York State Learning Standards for World Languages (2021) Quick Reference Guide

OBE-WL Website