New York State Learning Standards

  • The New York State Board of Regents adopted newly 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.
    • Phase I: Raise Awareness (Winter 2018-Winter/Spring 2019): Professional development on NYS Next Generation Learning Standards; two-day assessments measuring the 2011 P-12 Learning Standards.
    • Phase II: Build Capacity (Spring 2019-Summer 2020): Professional development continuing on NYS Next Generation Learning Standards; two-day assessments measuring the 2011 P-12 Learning Standards.
    • Phase III Full Implementation (September 2020 – ongoing): Full implementation of the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
    • Spring 2021: New grade 3-8 tests measuring the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards. The timeline regarding the full-implementation/assessment alignment at the high-school level has not yet been determined and will be forthcoming; however, full-implementation/assessment alignment will not be before the school year 2020-2021.

    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 standards@nysed.gov.

    For information on the Learning Standards by subject and grade level:

    **Information from the New York State Education Department**

     

    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. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the NYSAA program will no longer include a Social Studies component. The NYSAA in ELA, mathematics, and science will be assessed using Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessment.

    Visit the Office of State Assessment for more information.