This is a new Common Core State Standards listed in the Social Studies Framework. Social Studies Regents Exam contains (Global History and Geography or American History and Government). The Board of Regents adopted a new social studies curriculum (the New York State Common Core Social Studies Framework) at its April 2014 meeting.
The NY State Education Department requires that all students in grades 3-8 take state tests in the areas of Mathematics, English, Science. All grade 8 students are tested in these subjects as well as a Foreign Language test in a Language Other Than English of the student’s choice. Previously it was mandated that students take a Social Studies standardized test; this has been discontinued.