Math News

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(from the NYSED.gov website)


NEW! Regents Adopt Common Core State Standards

On July 19, 2010, the NYS Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics with the understanding that our state may add additional K-12 expectations (up to 15%, as necessary). Recommendations for additional NYS standards and aligned Pre-Kindergarten standards will be brought to the Regents in the fall for discussion and then shared with the public for comment. After the Board of Regents adopts the final set of ELA and Mathematics P-12 Learning Standards, the Department will develop additional curriculum and instruction resources for teachers and students, including English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. The new P-12 combined standards are scheduled to be introduced in the spring of 2011 and implementation in New York State schools is expected to begin with the 2011-2012 school year.

The State Education Department's Common Core State Standards website is available at: 
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/home.html

More information is available on the Common Core State Standards website at:
http://www.corestandards.org/


NEW! Grade 3-8 English and Math Test Results Released
On July 28, 2010 Commissioner Steiner and Chancellor Tisch held a press conference to release information regarding the change in cut scores and its effect on the Grade 3-8 ELA and Math test results. On average, 53% of grade 3-8 students across the state met or exceeded the new ELA Proficiency standard, and 61% of students met or exceeded the new Mathematics Proficiency standard. For more information, please see the following July 28th press release:
http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/Grade3-8_Results07282010.html 

Video of the conference:
http://usny.nysed.gov/webcasts.html

School data:
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/irts/pressRelease/20100728/