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signature of John KingTHE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

TO:

Full Board

FROM:

John B. King, Jr.

SUBJECT:

Status Report on Draft “Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics  and Standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening”

DATE:

November 9, 2009

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 1

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Discussion

Status report on the draft common core standards for ELA and mathematics.

Background Information

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices released the first official draft of the common core college- and career- readiness standards for “mathematics” and for “reading, writing, and speaking and listening” for public comment on September 21, 2009. 

In the Department’s October 15, 2009 response, Commissioner Steiner:

 

 

 

 

The common core standards initiative is on course with a rigorous time schedule.  NGA/CCSSO announced a Winter 2009/2010 release of the grade specific student expectations for public comment.  The Panel expects to complete its work and produce a final product by March 2010.  The final product will become the foundation upon which national assessments will be developed.  Secretary Arne Duncan has pledged to reserve up to $350 million to support consortia of states that are working to create new assessments tied to the common core standards.  These grants would be distributed through a competitive process.  The grants would come from the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund and be awarded through a separate program from the larger State competition.

The following actions are planned in conjunction with the Winter 2009/2010 release of the NGA/CCSSO grade specific student expectations.

 

 

Staff will keep the Board of Regents updated on this work as it unfolds in the months ahead.