Changes to Regents exam system to affect Bronx and city students

The state Board of Regents is looking to overhaul the way Regents exams are conducted, which will affect students in the Bronx and city.

The plan to make changes was prompted after more than two-thirds of city students failed their Regents exams two years ago. Board of Regents officials now want to change the way the exams are conducted. They are also looking to start focusing on math skills at the elementary level and allowing students to appeal if they fail an exam.

Students statewide need to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate.

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