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New Draft Learning Standards

AIMHighNY logoDraft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards

AIMHighNY logoOn September 21, 2016, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released new draft New York State P-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards for public comment. The new draft standards are the culmination of a year-long effort to gather feedback from teachers and parents. Two committees composed of more than 100 teachers and parents reviewed every standard and recommended changing 60 percent of the ELA and 55 percent of the mathematics standards. NYSED accepted public comments on the draft standards from September 21 through November 14. For more information about the standards review, watch this video of committee members and Commissioner Elia describing the standards review process.

How to View the Draft Learning Standards

The draft learning standards for English language arts and mathematics are available at the links below. Please note: the public comment period is now closed. NYSED will now carefully review the public comments and make final revisions to the ELA and Mathematics Learning Standards. The final revisions will be presented to the Board of Regents for its consideration in early 2017. At that time, there may be additional opportunities for public comment.

If you have questions about the draft learning standards, please email us at

English Language Arts Draft Standards

Mathematics Draft Standards

Early Learning Task Force Call for Application

The New York State Education Department is currently accepting applications for membership in the NYSED Early Learning Task Force. The Early Learning Task Force will be selected through an open application process and include 30 early learning educators, including classroom teachers, parents, teachers of students with disabilities, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, program administrators, curriculum specialists, college professors, developmental specialists, and school administrators.

The application is open to the public from November 8th to 30th. After the Department receives the applications, we will begin the selection process and contact you by email if you are selected to the task force.

Application and Additional Information About the Early Learning Task Force


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