Science Standards Implementation Resources
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 2020! 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.
To continue to raise awareness and build capacity locally, regional and statewide, our program office provides the following presentations:
NYS Assessment Updates
New Science Assessments Measuring the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards, released Fall 2019
NYS Science Education Ecosystem Network
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.