Yearly Testing



With the elimination of the NYSED Regents Comprehensive Exams in Foreign Languages, students will be able to meet the language assessment requirement by passing the NYC Language Other Than English (LOTE) examination aligned to the Checkpoint B Learning Standard for LOTE. These regulations can be found here.

All LOTE exams will be administered at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.
NYC will offer French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish LOTE June 2015 exams at NYC public and charter schools that offer these courses.

STUDENTS WILL BE TESTED AT YOUR SCHOOL: Staff member must be available to administer the exam in that language at your school.

To order these exams click here.

The NYC LOTE is also offered in the following low-incidence languages:

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

These comprehensive examinations are offered in 15 languages for school's who plan to offer the Low Incidence LOTE exam or send students in grades 11 and 12 to HUB sites.

To order Low Incidence LOTE exams click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Magier at

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Please note that in order to administer the LOTE, your school must have a licensed assistant principal of foreign languages or a trained assistant principal and a licensed pedagogue who will administer and rate the exam.