Meeting of the Board of Regents | April 2010
Report of the
REGENTS STANDARDS WORK GROUP
The Board of Regents
April 20, 2010
Your Standards Work Group held its scheduled meeting on April 19, 2010. All Work Group members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Cofield, who was excused.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
Your Work Group recommends that the Board of Regents accept the invitation for New York to be a Governing State in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career. The Race to the Top Comprehensive Assessment Systems grant program is providing consortia of states with the opportunity to develop assessment systems based on the Common Core Standards in math and ELA. New York will partner with Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana to set the direction for the next generation of critical work on standards, assessments and curriculum. Applications are due to USDOE on June 23, 2010. [SW (A) 1]
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your Standards Work Group recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Work Group's deliberations at its meeting on April 20, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
New York State Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process Update – the Standards Work Group discussed the NYS Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process and changes to the timeline that have occurred since the last discussion. The Race to the Top Round Two application calls for states to adopt the Common Core Standards developed by NGA/CCSSO by August 2, 2010. It is anticipated that the final Common Core Standards will be released in late May. The Regents are scheduled to take action on the Common Core Standards (85%) at the July Regents meeting in order to meet the Race to the Top deadline. Phase II of the process will continue after this action and will include a review of the final set of NGA/CCSSO Common Core Standards and the development of a proposed draft of P-12 NYS Learning Standards for ELA and Mathematics, that includes the Common Core Standards (85%) and additional recommended NYS Standards (up to15%) for statewide public comment. Final standards will be brought to the Regents for action in the fall for use beginning in the 2011-12 school year. [SW (D) 1]
That concludes my report.
James C. Dawson