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NY High School Regents exams to get more difficult

Posted at 9:37 AM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 09:37:55-04

Elementary and middle school students didn’t do so well with tougher New York state tests.

Now, High Schoolers will get their shot.

Starting with this fall’s incoming freshman, students will have to take harder Regents exams to graduate.

The algebra one and English exams will be the first ones made more difficult.

The reason behind the tougher standards is because the state says many high school grads aren’t ready for college level work and don’t have the skills for the changing workforce.