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For information and understanding, students will acquire and communicate data, facts, and ideas; discover, interpret, and apply concepts and generalizations; and use knowledge from oral, written and electronic sources. For literary response and expression, students will assimilate, interpret and analyze a wide range of imaginative texts; produce imaginative texts; and recognize the social, historical, and cultural features of the texts. For critical analysis and evaluation, students will analyze, interpret and evaluate information, organization and language in a wide variety of texts; evaluate the quality of the texts from a many critical perspectives; and evaluate the merits of an argument. For social interaction, students will use different materials to establish, maintain, and enhance personal relationships.

Comprehensive English Regents Exam Information

For information and understanding, students will acquire and communicate data, facts, and ideas; discover, interpret, and apply concepts and generalizations; and use knowledge from oral, written and electronic sources. For literary response and expression, students will assimilate, interpret and analyze a wide range of imaginative texts; produce imaginative texts; and recognize the social, historical, and cultural features of the texts. For critical analysis and evaluation, students will analyze, interpret and evaluate information, organization and language in a wide variety of texts; evaluate the quality of the texts from many critical perspectives; and evaluate the merits of an argument. For social interaction, students will use different materials to establish, maintain, and enhance personal relationships.

The New York State English Regents exam is a one day, three-hour exam. Preston administers this exam to students at the end of their Junior year. The exam comprises three components: Part 1 involves a comprehension test where students read three texts and answer multiple-choice questions (60 minutes); Part 2 requires students to read 3-5 non-fiction texts and write an essay that incorporates such readings in an evidence-based argument (90 minutes); and Part 3 demands close reading of literature that culminates in a two-to-three paragraph response analyzing a central idea and writing strategies (30 minutes). For more information, please visit this PDF booklet: file:///C:/Users/owner/Downloads/english_language_arts_common_core_test_guide.pdf