New York state released a revised list of standards that education officials hope will be finalized in June and which build on revisions to the standards that were completed in September 2016.
Monica Disare explains in Chalkbeat that the standards were revised after widespread dissatisfaction with Common Core in New York that included one out of five families opting out of state tests last year and the year before.
The groundswell against the Common Core then led to Governor Andrew Cuomo to call for revision of the standards. State Education commissioner MaryEllen Elia noted that unlike some other states who made only minimal changes, New York had adjusted more than half of the original standards.
Disare states that “despite the lengthy revision process, which included collecting more than 4,000 comments on the draft standards, state officials said these standards are not quite finalized. This most recent draft will appear before the Board of Regents next week and officials said they expect a final vote in June.”
Liana Loewus explains in EdWeek that “several standards were merged to reduce repetition” and notes that reading standards sought to balance fiction with nonfiction and that in math standards were “moved, and clarified, and a few were added, including standards around learning time and money in the early grades.”
The Department of Education is accepting public comments on the changes to the standards until June 2.
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