- Allow candidates who take the High School Equivalency (HSE) test in a language other than English, where available (and receive a transcript with an inscription stating that the exam was taken in such language), to receive a new transcript without such designation providing that the candidate take and pass the HSE Reading and Writing subtests in English.
- Allows all candidates under the age of 19 to receive a HSE diploma upon passing the HSE test. (Eliminates the current provision that provides only a passing transcript to such candidates who meet age eligibility criteria of acceptance into the military or acceptance to a post-secondary institution).
- Make permanent the current provision in the regulation that allows a passing score on at least one but not more than four of the sub-tests of the of the GED® examination taken in calendar years 2002 through 2013 ( 2003 through 2013 for the Spanish version of the examination) to be accepted as a passing score on the corresponding sub-test or sub-tests of the new HSE examination, the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), administered on or after January 1, 2014 and before January 1, 2016. The proposed amendment would allow GED® sub-test scores to be accepted for sub-test score(s) on TASC examinations administered on or after January 1, 2014.
- Will reflect Departmental policy since 1998 which allows Home Schooled students who are 17 years old to take the HSE, and extend that policy to include Home Schooled students who are 16 years old to take the HSE.
The Commissioner of Education proposed to amend §100.7 of the Commissioner's Regulations to update, provide clarity and make necessary technical changes to section 100.7 including provisions relating to the Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation Programs (AHSEP) as well as implementing the following policy changes (#3 relates to the extension of Grandfathering):
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