New York State Regents Examinations in Mathematics


The Regents of the University of the State of New York began planning examinations to test the accomplishments of students leaving high schools and academies in the 1860s, and continue to give such examinations today. These examples of the Regents Examinations date from between 1907 and 1919. They were collected by Brooklyn high school mathematics teacher L. Leland Locke.

The tests are:

1. Arithmetic, June 18, 1907 (sheet)

2. Advanced Arithmetic, June 18, 1907 (sheet)

3. Elementary Algebra, June 17, 1907 (sheet)

4. Intermediate Algebra, June 17, 1907 (sheet)

5. Advanced Algebra, June 17, 1907 (sheet)

6. Plane Geometry, June 18, 1907 (sheet)

7. Solid Geometry, June 17, 1907 (sheet)

8. Trigonometry, June 18, 1907 (sheet)

9. Elementary Algebra, January 18, 1915 (sheet)

10. Plane Geometry, June 15, 1915 (sheet)

11. Elementary Algebra, January 23, 1917 (sheet)

12. Plane Geometry, January 24, 1918 (sheet)

13. Elementary Algebra, January 22, 1918 (sheet)

14. Plane Geometry, January 23, 1919 (sheet)

Also included under the number (subindex number .15) is a sheet with handwritten equations.


Nancy Beadie, “From Student Markets to Credential Markets: The Creation of the Regents Examination System in New York State, 1864–1890,” History of Education Quarterly, 39, no. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 1–30.

Date Made: 1907-1919

Maker: University of the State of New York

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York

Subject: MathematicsEducation


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Credit Line: Gift of Grove City College

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.0129.08Accession Number: 2011.0129Catalog Number: 2011.0129.08

Object Name: tests, group of

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.5 cm x 12.9 cm x 20.4 cm; 19/32 in x 5 3/32 in x 8 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1408578

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