UPDATE: The New York State Education Department has extended the timeline for public comment an additional 10 days, to Nov. 14, due to high public interest.
Now through Nov. 14, the public is invited to offer feedback on New York’s newest draft of learning standards for public school students. Two committees made up of more than 130 educators and parents recommended changes to 60 percent of current English language arts and 55 percent of current math standards.
“Dedicated teachers, parents, and educators from across the state put in countless hours to develop these new draft standards,” New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told an audience of school administrators at a September conference.
“These changes reflect what I have heard from parents, teachers, and administrators over the past year in my travels across the state. Now, we want to hear from educators and parents so we can develop the best learning standards to prepare New York’s children for their futures,” Elia said.
The new draft learning standards for English language arts and math are available, by grade level, at the links below for public review and comment. To comment, please download the grade level you would like to comment on and then complete the survey questions. The surveys include questions about the draft standards as well as a comment box for each section.