Throughout the 1920s and into the 1930s vocational education Regents Exams were approved and administered.
These included, but were not limited to, agricultural science, costume draping, and salesmanship.
Students with disabilities or enrolled in an English as a Second Language program are able to earn a local diploma.
Students with mild disabilities are generally placed in special education Regents prep courses, that will lead them to either a local or Regents diploma if indicated in their documents.
In New York State, Regents Examinations are statewide standardized examinations in core high school subjects.
Students are required to pass these exams in order to earn a Regents Diploma.
On May 16, 2011, in the face of an million budget gap, the Board of Regents voted to reduce the number of tests administered.
The remaining foreign language exams (French, Italian, and Spanish) were eliminated, although districts may administer locally developed foreign language exams to let students attain a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.
Previously, possession of electronic devices was allowed as long as they were not in use.
The Regents exams in ELA, and Algebra I were changed to incorporate the Common Core Standards starting in June 2014.