Meeting of the Board of Regents | June 2010
Report of the
JOINT MEETING OF THE REGENTS EMSC COMMITTEE AND
THE REGENTS STANDARDS WORK GROUP
The Board of Regents
June 22, 2010
Your EMSC Committee and Standards Work Group held a joint meeting on June 21, 2010. All Committee and Work Group members were present, except for Regent Rosa, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
New York State Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process Update – the Committee and Work Group were updated on the NYS Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process. Commissioner David Steiner and Senior Deputy Commissioner John King provided a general overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. New York must adopt the Common Core Standards by August 2, 2010 in order to be eligible for the maximum points in Round 2 of the Race to the Top competition. The federal assessment systems grand New York is applying for as a Governing State in the Achieve consortium is also targeted at states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
The Regents are scheduled to take action on the Common Core State Standards (85%) at the July Regents meeting in order to meet the Race to the Top deadline. Over the summer, two groups of professionals (including teachers, administrators, college faculty and administrators, cognitive psychologists and leaders from the Standards Review Initiative) will meet in Albany to review the final set of NGA/CCSSO Common Core Standards and develop 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%, as necessary) for statewide public comment. Final standards will be brought to the Regents for action in January 2011 (at the latest) for use beginning in the 2011-12 school year. [SW/EMSC (D) 1]
That concludes my report.
James C. Dawson