NYS Regents Exam Tasks

  • Regents Exam (Common Core)

    The New York State regents exam in English Language Arts is taken in June of the student's junior year.  In West Seneca enriched sophomores (taking English 3) will also take this exam. 

    Part 1

    Reading Comprehension

    Students will read closely read several passages and answer multiple choice questions.

    Part 2

    Writing from Sources

    Students will closely read five articles and they will use evidence from at least three of them to defend a claim they make based on the given topic.

    Part 3

    Text Analysis Response

    Students will read a literary passage and write a multi paragraph response identifying the central idea of the passage and analyzing how the author's use of one writing strategy develops that central idea.