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Next Generation Learning Standards

Next Generation Learning Standards: Parent Resources

As educators in New York get closer to full implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards, many parents may begin to question: Why were the standards revised? What revisions were made? How will the revised standards affect my child’s education?

To help parents prepare for the transition to the Next Generation Learning Standards, NYSED collaborated with multiple partners, including parents, to develop a resource that facilitates and promotes parental involvement and engagement. This resource provides the following:

  • A description of the instructional cycle and the role of learning standards in the cycle
  • An FAQ for the Next Generation Learning Standards
  • Links and resources to support classroom learning at home


This is a tri-folded, color brochure. For best results, print brochures in color on both sides of letter size paper. When printing, be sure to print the actual size (scale: 100) and select "flip on short edge". 


From a landscape orientation, with the instructional cycle diagram facing up, create a flap by folding the right third of the paper toward the center, then complete by folding the left third over the first flap.

Parent Brochure

A Parent’s Guide to the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts & Mathematics Learning Standards


Suggestions for Use

As a free and shareable resource, districts are encouraged to share the flyer in multiple settings or on a variety of platforms. Copies may be distributed through email, linked on a webpage, or printed and shared as part of a welcome packet or at a school function or event. 

As the resource facilitates dialogue between parents and educators, the flyer is recommended for any situation in which parents and educators interact, such as parent teacher conferences or open houses.