Students, parents request investigation into January English Regents exam in Hempstead

Parents and students rallied in front of Hempstead School District offices Wednesday following complaints about how the January English Regents exam was administered. The group claims the test was

News 12 Staff

Apr 17, 2014, 2:07 AM

Updated 3,721 days ago

Share:

Parents and students rallied in front of Hempstead School District offices Wednesday following complaints about how the January English Regents exam was administered.
The group claims the test was administered without following proper New York state guidelines for students who have English as a second language.
Jason Starr, of the NY Civil Liberties Union, says the students took the exam in an extremely noisy atmosphere. He says they were not read the exam aloud as required by state law.
So far, 11 students have written letters complaining to the high school principal and the Hempstead School superintendent about the conditions during the test. The NY Civil Liberties Union is also sending a letter to the state Board Of Education requesting an investigation. 
Hempstead School District officials have not returned a request to comment on this story.


More from News 12
2:12
Nassau lawmakers pass bill banning trans women from female sports teams at county facilities

Nassau lawmakers pass bill banning trans women from female sports teams at county facilities

1:36
Warm Tuesday ahead of possibility for strong thunderstorms on Wednesday

Warm Tuesday ahead of possibility for strong thunderstorms on Wednesday

0:27
Police: Woman arrested for DWI, crashing car with 9-year-old child inside

Police: Woman arrested for DWI, crashing car with 9-year-old child inside

0:40
Southampton police: Man drowns in Hampton Bays

Southampton police: Man drowns in Hampton Bays

1:46
Young entrepreneurs revive historic Patchogue building with opening of new restaurant

Young entrepreneurs revive historic Patchogue building with opening of new restaurant

0:22
Man wanted for touching woman inappropriately in Seaford

Man wanted for touching woman inappropriately in Seaford

1:55
Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Cold Spring Harbor

Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Cold Spring Harbor

0:18
Police: Man arrested following knifepoint robbery in Riverhead

Police: Man arrested following knifepoint robbery in Riverhead

0:27
Police: Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car in Fort Salonga

Police: Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car in Fort Salonga

2:25
VOTE 2024: NY-1 candidates John Avlon and Nancy Goroff go head-to-head in high stakes primary race

VOTE 2024: NY-1 candidates John Avlon and Nancy Goroff go head-to-head in high stakes primary race

0:25
Firefighters respond to crash on Route 110 in Amityville

Firefighters respond to crash on Route 110 in Amityville

1:24
High rip current risk in effect for Long Island beaches

High rip current risk in effect for Long Island beaches

0:54
Dozens of LI small businesses win grants provided by Optimum Business, LIA foundation

Dozens of LI small businesses win grants provided by Optimum Business, LIA foundation

0:24
Police: 12-year-old on bike struck by motorcyclist in Medford hit-and-run

Police: 12-year-old on bike struck by motorcyclist in Medford hit-and-run

1:02
Some Freeport parents say they weren't let inside Hofstra for their kids' high school graduation

Some Freeport parents say they weren't let inside Hofstra for their kids' high school graduation

2:06
Study: Walking regularly can help alleviate recurring back pain

Study: Walking regularly can help alleviate recurring back pain

0:26
Police: Man seriously injured during crash with ambulance in Miller Place

Police: Man seriously injured during crash with ambulance in Miller Place

0:38
Nassau police: ‘Disorderly’ UBS Arena patrons became violent; 5 arrested

Nassau police: ‘Disorderly’ UBS Arena patrons became violent; 5 arrested

2:09
Shoreham-Wading River School District honors student killed by drunk driver

Shoreham-Wading River School District honors student killed by drunk driver

0:30
Former teacher sues Diocese of Rockville Centre over firing from Maria Regina School

Former teacher sues Diocese of Rockville Centre over firing from Maria Regina School