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The New York State Board of Regents adopted revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards on Sept. 11, 2017. The new standards have been the result of more than two years of collaborative work to ensure that the state has the most appropriate learning standards for students.

Approximately, 130 educators and parents worked together to make recommendations and revise the standards, resulting in a new set of revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. The timeline for the implementation of the Next Generation ELA and Mathematics is as follows:

  • September 2017: Adoption of NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
  • Winter 2018 – Winter/Spring 2019: Raise Awareness
  • Spring 2019 – Summer 2022: Build Capacity
  • September 2022 – ongoing: Full Implementation
  • Spring 2023 – ongoing: New assessments aligned to the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards
    • Spring 2023 – Grade 3-8 Mathematics and English Language Arts Assessments
    • June 2024: New Algebra I Regents Exam
    • June 2025: New Geometry Regents Exam
    • June 2026: New Algebra II and English Language Arts Regents Exams

Next Generation Learning Standards

The revised learning standards for English language arts and mathematics are available at the links below. Those with questions can email the New York State Education Department at

Bilingual Education & English As A New Language

Our goal is to prepare all English Language Learners/ Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness. For more information and resources, visit the state's website on Bilingual Education and English As A New Language.

New York State Alternate Assessment

The New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) is part of the New York State testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s learning standards in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science for all students with the most severe disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. In the 2015-16 school year, NYSAA began using computer-based testing for the ELA and mathematics components. For more information, visit the Office of State Assessment.

Parent Guide

To help parents prepare for the transition to the Next Generation Learning Standards, NYSED collaborated with multiple partners, including parents, to develop a resource that facilitates and promotes parental involvement and engagement. The resource provides a description of the instructional cycle and the role of learning standards in the cycle, an FAQ for the Next Generation Learning Standards and links and resources to support classroom learning at home.

â–ºParent Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

* New York State administers ELA and Mathematics Assessments in Grades 3-8, Science Assessments in Grades 4 & 8, Regents Examinations, English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) Example: classroom observation of a student recognizing patterns or analyzing a student’s classroom writing sample.