The New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department have set high goals for educational
programs and services for students with disabilities in New York. Among them are:
• All students will meet high standards for academic performance and personal behavior and demonstrate
the knowledge and skills required by a dynamic world.
• All educational institutions will meet Regents high performance standards.
• The public will be served by qualified, ethical professionals who remain current with best practice in
their fields and reflect the diversity of New York State.
• Education, information and cultural resources will be available and accessible to all people.