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NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards for Grades 3-8: Draft Post-Test Standard Recommendations

Public Comments: The public comment period closed on 1/31/19. The New York State Education Department is currently reviewing the comments received regarding the draft post-test standard recommendations for Grades 3-8 Next Generation Mathematics assessments. 


In 2015, New York State (NYS) began a process of review and revision of its current mathematics standards adopted in January of 2011. Through numerous phases of public comment, virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of NYS educators (Special Education, Bilingual Education and English as a New Language teachers), parents, curriculum specialists, school administrators, college professors, and experts in cognitive research, the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) were developed. These revised standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise of all constituents involved.

In order to support implementation of these revised standards, a process began in 2018 to designate which Standards for Mathematical Content from each grade, 3 – 8, will be assessed on that grade’s annual NYS assessment, and therefore must be taught prior to the date of the assessment, and which standards will be taught after the date of the NYS assessment each year. This process included three rounds of face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of NYS educators. Each committee started by independently reviewing the standards and drafting an initial recommendation. They then reviewed the recommendations of the groups that preceded them, discussed the merits of all options, and finished by providing their final recommendation that considered their initial ideas as well as those of previous groups. The final recommendations outlined in the document were informed by all of the ideas and discussions of each of the committees.

Throughout the process, there were three main principles that guided the thinking of each committee and the final recommendations; two of which have to do with maintaining connections among standards, to every extent practicable. It is important to note that, at every grade level, all other standards were considered for possible designation as post-test, but were not ultimately moved because of these three guiding principles.

  1. Maintain connections between standards within the grade level. Standards that are so connected that they are likely to be taught in the same instructional unit should be viewed as a group – the whole group is either pre-test or the whole group is post-test.
  2. Foster connections across grades. Standards that are taught at the end of one grade level (i.e., post-test) should be directly built upon at the beginning of the following year (i.e., pre-test). Because the post-test standards of one grade are tested on the following grade level’s State test, this principal also helps assure students are prepared to answer questions addressing the post-test standards.
  3. Balance and respect the time needed to teach and learn. Standards take time to teach and learn.  Some more than others. Too many standards being designated as post-test would cause teachers and students to rush through material and not provide the time necessary to teach it and learn it deeply. Too few standards being designated as post-test causes the same crowding and rush during the pre-test period.

Grade 3

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

 

NY-3.MD.3

None

3.MD.4

measure to ¼ inch & display in line plot

NY-3.MD.4

NY-4.MD.4

display measurement data to 1/8 unit in line plot

3.MD.8

Perimeter

NY-3.MD.8

NY-4.MD.3

apply the area and perimeter formulas

3.G.1

classify polygons by number of sides

NY-3.G.1

NY-4.G.2

name triangles and quadrilaterals based on some properties

 

Grade 4

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

4.NF.5 – 7  

decimals

NY-4.NF.5 – 7

NY-5.NBT.1 – 4

place value of whole numbers & decimals

 

NY-5.NBT.7

decimal operations

4.MD.1 & 2

conversion of measurements

NY-4.MD.1 & 2

NY-5.MD.1

conversion of measurements

 

Grade 5

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

 

NY-5.OA.1

NY-6.EE.1 – 4

read, write & evaluate algebraic expressions

 

NY-6.EE.9

dependent/independent variables

 

NY-5.OA.2

5.OA.3

analyze patterns and relationships

NY-5.OA.3

5.G.1 & 2

coordinate graphing in quadrant 1

NY-5.G.1 & 2

NY-6.G.3

coordinate graphing in all 4 quadrants

 

NY-6.NS.6 & 8

coordinate graphing in all 4 quadrants

 

Grade 6

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

6.SP.1 – 3

statistical variability

NY-6.SP.1 – 3

NY-7.SP.1

box plots, IQR, and outliers

 

NY-7.SP.3 & 4

comparative inferences

6.SP.4 – 5

summarize & describe distributions

NY-6.SP.4 – 5

 

NY-6.SP.6 – 8

NY-7.SP.8

probability of compound events

 

Grade 7

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

7.G.2

draw triangles, given conditions - constructions

NY-7.G.2

NY-8.G.1 – 4

understand congruence and similarity

 

NY-8.G.6 – 8

understand the Pythagorean Theorem

 

NY-8.EE.6

similar triangles and slope-intercept form

7.G.3

describe 2D slices of 3D solids

NY-7.G.3

 

 

NY-7.G.4

NY-8.G.9

volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres

7.G.5

use angle properties to solve for unknown angles

NY-7.G.5

NY-8.G.5

angle properties

 

NY-8.EE.7

solve linear equations in one variable

7.G.6

area, surface area, and volume

NY-7.G.6

NY-8.G.6

understand the Pythagorean Theorem

 

NY-8.G.9

volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres

 

Grade 8

Current NYS Common Core Learning Post Test Standards

Recommended Next Generation Post Test Standards

Direct links in pre-test
of the next grade:

8.NS.1 & 2

Irrational numbers

 

8.EE.2

square and cube roots

 

8.G.6 – 8

Pythagorean Theorem

 

 

 

NY-8.EE.3 & 4

AI-N.Q.3

choose level of accuracy appropriate to the context

 

NY-8.EE.8

AI-A.REI.6a

systems of linear equations in two variables

 

AI-A.REI.7a

systems of one linear and one quadratic equation in two variables