Standards and Assessments - RTTT Assurance Area B

Standards and Assessments, Section B, details a comprehensive plan that includes statewide curriculum models and performance-based formative and interim assessments for use in New York classrooms. Our strategic vision is to build sequenced, spiraled, content-rich statewide curriculum models aligned to the Common Core, initially for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and eventually across all of the other content areas, including Science and Technology, Social Studies and Economics, and the Arts. This vision will incorporate the best ideas from high-performing school districts, other states, and countries that will lead to dramatically enhanced instructional practices, thus improving student engagement and performance.

As a result, the Board of Regents adopted the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for English Language Arts & Literacy, the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the Prekindergarten Learning Standards. The State is also a member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium formed to create and administer high-quality, performance-based assessments. Implementing the new rigorous standards and the PARCC assessments, pending adoption by the Board of Regents, will dramatically increase the number of students who graduate high school ready for college and careers.

Submit your questions to regarding Standards and Assessments relating to Section B of the Race to the Top application. Your question(s) will be used to develop a Question and Answer document that will be posted here and updated periodically.

Last Updated: November 22, 2011