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Next Generation Learning Standards

Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards

The Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards was designed to support New York State school districts and educators as they implement the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (adopted 2017) beginning in the school year 2020-2021.  In New York State, curriculum decisions are determined at each local school district, and this alignment guide is an optional resource for school districts to utilize.  The guidance is provided to support districts' with the creation or revision of units of instruction aligned to the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. 

The guide covers the following components:

  • Learning Standards and Curriculum
    • What is the Difference?
    • Awareness of the Changes in the Standards
  • Part I: Preparation
    • Collaborative Structures
    • Curricular and Supplementary Resources
    • Design Principles
  • Part II: Examining Local Curricula
    • Examine, Analyze, and Study
    • Curriculum Alignment
  • Part III: Identifying Meaningful Tasks
    • Unpacking Grade-level Standards
  • Part IV: Evaluation
    • The EQuIP Rubric

A Standard Progression Analysis template, as well as additional guiding questions for lesson, homework and problem set alignment are also provided within the guide. 

A Professional Development Toolkit and Power Point about how the Curriculum Alignment Guide can be utilized to support locally held professional development sessions on aligning local mathematics curriculum  to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards will be forthcoming.

Questions about the Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards can be directed to standards@nysed.gov or (518) 474-5922.