To recognize the contributions made by teachers across New York we are sharing video tributes sent from school districts around the State.
In partnership with the New York State Middle School Association, the State Education Department has selected two middle schools that have earned their first designation as Schools to Watch®: Johanna Perrin Middle School in Fairport and Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School in Honeoye Falls. Congratulations!
Schools earning their second designations are Lakeland Copper Beech MS in Yorktown Heights, Bay Trail MS in Penfield, and Merton Williams MS in Hilton. North Salem MS in North Salem has earned its third designation.
The New York State Museum presents teacher workshops that address the Common Core State Standards. The Museum's 12-year history of excellent teacher education provides workshop participants with access to real-world applications, authentic research, and thoughtful lessons that accelerate understanding. Museum workshops in Evolution, Archaeology, and Earth Science are scheduled for May through July 2013.
We encourage you to share this memo regarding the transition to Common Core assessments with administrators, staff, parents, and communities.
Beginning with the 2012-13 administration, the New York State tests in Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will measure the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Similarly, some ELA and Mathematics Regents Exams will be aligned to the CCLS beginning in the 2013-14 school year, and the rest will follow suit in the 2014-15 school year.
To guide test question development, the New York State Education Department has developed Item Review Criteria and additional guidance resources. See the Common Core Assessment Design resources.