Classrooms across New York will be implementing new learning standards by the spring of 2021, new standards that will be the basis of new state examinations in English Language Arts and mathematics to begin that same year.
The state Education Department is developing new learning standards, called the Next Generation Learning Standards, for the state’s school districts that is scheduled to be implemented by the spring of 2021.
Here are the current state standards.
According to the state Education Department’s website, here is the implementation schedule for the Next Generation Learning Standards:
- September 2017: Adoption of NYS Next Generation Learning Standards by the state Board of Regents.
- 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.