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The 2022 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek

The Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education is pleased to announce that the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will be administered on Tuesday, June 21st, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is “a locally developed foreign language examination” developed and administered by the Direct Archdiocesan District Office of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since 2012, the Greek LOTE Exam is being reviewed and evaluated annually by the Literacy and Language Assessment Office/ NYC Department of Education.

The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek is 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. It assesses the language skills of the students in speaking, listening, reading, and writing the Modern Greek language.

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.

The students who successfully pass the Examination may fulfill the foreign language requirements and earn high school or college credits in foreign language studies. In New York State, students who pursue studies in the Modern Greek language for more than two years may afford the opportunity to earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation (NYCRR §100.5[b][7][v][c]).

For more information on the 2022 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek, please contact Mrs. Athina Filippou-Katehis at the DAD Education Department. Tel. (212) 570-3552 – E-mail: [email protected]. Also, visit the Office’s Website at https://www.goarch.org/departments/education.