New York State Education DepartmentThe Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL)


LOTE Q&A (updated February 14, 2012)

During 2010 and the beginning of 2011, the New York State Education Department, under then Education Commissioner David Steiner finalized education policy that dictated deep and drastic cuts to New York State assessments at the end of grade 8 (Second Language Proficiency Exam) and Comprehensive Regents Examinations in French, Spanish and Italian.

Many important notices and documents were shared during this time. NYSAFLT has archived this information for your review. It is available by clicking this link. If you have any questions, please contact NYSAFLT.

February 14, 2012: Commissioner King has recently responded to several State representatives regarding the elimination of LOTE Regents examinations. You can view those documents in our Advocacy section.

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January 28, 2014

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