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Science Standards Implementation Resources

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

Science Learning Standards Spring 2019

Science Learning Standards Fall 2018      Template 1        Template 2

Science Learning Standards Spring 2018  

During Phase I: Initial Transition-Raise Awareness and Build Capacity, resources to assist and facilitate raising awareness and building capacity will continue to be developed to assist and support the facilitation of educators and stakeholders at the State, regional and local levels. The following resources are available thus far:

Statewide Strategic Plan for Science   
Introduction to New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards 

New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards  

Math Science Partnership Program  

New York State P-12 Science Roadmap Overview
New York State P-12 Science Implementation Roadmap  

New York State Science Education Ecosystem Network   as 1997-2003 power-point

The New York State Science Education Ecosystem Network identifies major assets that can support teaching and learning initiatives in science across the state. Aspects of the New York State Science Education Ecosystem Network will continue to build on the educational infrastructure at the state, regional and local levels. The intention of the Ecosystem Network design is to facilitate collaborations and partnerships to meet regional and local needs/desires for science standard implementation.

The New York State Museum resources

New York State Archives Resources

New York State Library Resources

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Resources

New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards Implementation Timeline

posted January 2019 In December 2016 the Board 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.  

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. 

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