As the new learning standards set to replace the Common Core move to the Board of Regents, New York State is welcoming public comment until June 2.
These new revisions are the result of a two-year long collaborative process. The English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Committees reviewed existing learning standards, making modifications based on expertise and public feedback.
Some of the significant changes to the ELA standards include: adding a strong emphasis on readers and writers so students create better habits, merging reading standards for information and literature to help achieve balance in understanding, revise grade-level reading expectations with an emphasis on complexity and revise overall writing standards.
In mathematics, some revisions include: moving standards to give students more time for understanding concepts, allowing exploration to give students time for mastering concepts, a broader clarification of grade-level standards, and maintaining the rigor of standards at all grade levels.
For more information on these new learning standards, visit the State's Department of Education webpage.
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