State Education Department Releases English, Math Standards Changes
According to State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, the changes are based on feedback from the past year from around the state.
"Teachers and parents have been involved in every step of the revision process, and your input drove the recommended changes to the learning standards," Elia said in a letter to teachers and parents.
Also this past April, the Education Department convened two committees which recommended changes to over half of the existing standards for both math and English. Elia is also asking the public to weigh in on the new changes.
The committee will then review all the comments this fall and make final revisions which will be presented to the board of regents in the beginning of next year.
"As teachers and parents who know our students best, your comments will be especially valuable," Elia said. "You know that high standards prepare children to be problem solvers who are ready for the jobs of tomorrow. We want as many teachers and parents as possible to provide their feedback on the new draft standards."
To see the changes to the English standards, click here.
To see the changes to the math standards, click here.