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Next Generation Learning Standards

New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards


In 2015, New York State (NYS) began a process of review and revision of its current English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Standards adopted in January 2011. The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (Revised 2017) were developed through numerous phases of public comment as well as virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of NYS educators, teachers of English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners and Students with Disabilities, parents, curriculum specialists, school administrators, college professors, and experts in cognitive research. These revised standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise among all constituents involved.

The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (Revised 2017) consist of revisions, additions, deletions, vertical movement, and clarifications of the current English Language Arts Standards. They are defined as the knowledge, skills, and understanding that individuals can and do habitually demonstrate over time when exposed to high-quality instructional environments and learning experiences.

To compare the changes between the 2011 New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards and the 2017 Next Generation Learning Standards view the ELA Learning Standards Crosswalks.

Preface and Introductory Documents:

Revised Learning Standards Documents:

The new revised learning standards for English Language Arts are available at the links below:

At a Glance Standards Documents:

The Next Generation ELA Standards at a Glance provide the progression of standards across grade levels (PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).  The New York State Education Department created these documents to support curriculum development and instructional design, as well as to increase stakeholders’ knowledge of the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.  Educators and families can efficiently view the standards that precede and follow a particular grade level.  The grade-level introductions are easily accessible via the links at the top of the at a glance pages.  Please note that each grade-level introduction includes the range of reading experiences and text complexity expectations for that particular grade. Users are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with these documents prior to reading the Next Generation ELA Standards at a Glance