Next Generation Standards–NextGen Standards
The revised New York State Standards aim to re-imagine the educational framework for English language arts and mathematics, with the goal of better supporting educators in their instructional practice and to provide additional guidance on achieving a vision of 21st century literacy. The NextGen Standards will be in full affect starting in September 2020, and students will be tested on those standards in 2021. Here is an 2-page overview sheet (NextGen Standards At-a-Glance). You can find out more at: http://engageny.org.
Why Common Core? Watch This Video to Find Out!
We have been speaking about the Common Core Learning Standards since their release in 2010. If you’re still not sure why this movement started, watch the video at this link: https://vimeo.com/35582292 It will help explain how the CCLS will help prepare students for college and career readiness. If you have questions about the CCLS, please feel free to contact Mrs. Migliano or Ms. Koatz.
Common Core Learning Standards
To see the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for literacy and math, go to http://engageny.org
Common Core Assessments
Too often, people lump together the CCLS with the assessments designed to evaluate students’ understanding of the CCLS. In New York State elementary schools, children are tested yearly in grades 3-5. All students in those grades take multi-day exams in ELA (English Language Arts) and mathematics. Children in 4th grade are also tested in science, which is not a Common Core subject. Each year, the New York State Education Department releases select questions from the previous year’s exams. You can find those on Engageny.org.
Want to know what’s going on in the main academic areas from month to month? Contact Ellen Maurer for curriculum highlights in math, reading, writing, science and social studies . Remember, these are curriculum planning guidelines only . Your child’s teacher is always differentiating, so he or she is the best person to contact with curriculum questions.