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The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is scheduled for June 17

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Jun 12, 2013

NEW YORK – The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will be given on Monday, June 17th,    1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This examination is administered by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek assesses student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Greek according to the Guidelines for Comprehensive Examinations in Modern Languages of the New York State Education Department. It is also aligned       to the Checkpoint B learning standards for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) as described in the Syllabus: Modern Languages for Communication of the New York State Education Department.

To qualify for the Examination, students must be in the eighth grade or higher and have successfully completed three years of studies in the Modern Greek language. Those who pass the Examination may be awarded up to three credits in foreign language studies at the discretion of the local high school principal. In the State of New York, students may qualify for a Regents diploma with advanced designation (CR 100.5(b)(7)(v)(c).

This year, the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will be administered at 13 examination sites, located in 5 states (NY, NJ, NC, PA, & VA).  465 students from 51 Greek-American day and afternoon schools,  4 New York City public high schools, and 1 charter school are expected to take the Examination on June 17th.

For more information on the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek and the designated examination sites, please contact Mrs. Maria Makedon, Director, Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education, at (212) 570-3553, or visit the Office Website at www.education.goarch.org.

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