New York tweaks, renames Common Core learning standards

September 12, 2017 05:56 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented.

A Board of Regents committee on Monday approved the reworked Next Generation Learning Standards for English and math, with plans to fully implement them with the start of the 2020-21 school year. Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says that will give teachers and students time to adjust before the standards become the basis for statewide testing.

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The state's rapid switch to Common Core-based assessments led to widespread boycotts of the annual tests given to third- through eighth-graders.

The standards, first adopted in 2011, outline the skills students should have at each grade level.

Students will be tested on the Next Generation standards beginning in 2021.

More information:

New York State Next Generation Learning Standards information

Official press release on New York State Next Generation Learning Standards



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