There are many reasons why students are required to take the English Regents exam. The first thing to understand is that every state in the United States has their own requirements for graduation and usually they consist of obtaining a certain amount of credits in high school and passing a certain number of exams.
Those who don’t pass the English Regents can’t obtain the Regents Diploma, nor can they graduate from high school (though there are some exceptions). But doing well on the Regents exam has its own benefits for the student. After all, it means you have met all of the Common Core State Standards for English, and that you will be prepared to take the appropriate level courses when you enter college in a little over a year.