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Science Standards Implementation Resources

Implementation Roadmap and Timeline

Implementation Roadmap

Implementation Timeline

In December 2016, the Board of Regents approved the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. Implementation of these standards began July 1, 2017.  Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year and continuing throughout the 2018-19 school year, districts are engaging in the “Raise Awareness & Build Capacity” phase of the approved five-year Statewide Strategic Plan for Science. In an effort to prepare for the full implementation of the new science learning standards, the Department developed a timeline related to the adoption of new science standards and the development of new science assessments.  

Updated April 2021!  The Implementation Timeline and Dates for the rollout of new science assessments at Grade 5 & Grade 8, and new Regents Examinations in Science, includes an annotation of major milestones, both completed and planned, that address implementation of the five-year strategic plan over three phases. 

Implementation Resources

To continue to raise awareness and build capacity locally, regional and statewide, our program office provides the following presentations: 

High School Course Maps

Course Maps for new Regents Examinations in Science Aligned to New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards

Course Maps aligned to new Regents Examinations in Science

Earth and Space Sciences    

Life Sciences: Biology   

Physical Sciences: Chemistry

Physical Sciences: Physics

Additional Resources

NYS Assessment Updates

New Science Assessments Measuring the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards, updated Fall 2020

NYSED State Science Resource Network

The NYSED State Science Resource Network identifies major assets that can support teaching and learning initiatives in science across the state. Resources will continue to be added from recommendations at the state, regional and local levels. The intention of the State Science Resource Network design is to facilitate collaborations and partnerships to meet regional and local needs/desires for science standard implementation.

Additional NYS Science Resources