Please read this memo which provides additional information about the three adjustments that are relevant to the State assessments component of the Report. Comprehensive field guidance will be shared as the various components of the Regents' Work Group Report are finalized and implemented.
Watch this video to see how principals and instructional leaders describe some of the successes of Common Core implementation in New York schools. They shared their districts' experiences while attending the February Network Team Institute in Albany, where over a thousand educators from across the state gathered for professional development.
East Moriches Superintendent Chuck Russo & Professional Development Coordinator Emily Peterson
Looking back on last year, East Moriches Superintendent Chuck Russo can see where the attempt to inform parents about the Common Core went wrong. "We tried the traditional approach of bringing in an outside person to speak to our parents about the Common Core - to explain what it is and where it's going. That approach had minimal success, at best."
"Honestly, it didn't go well," agreed Emily Peterson, Professional Development Coordinator at the district, which is located on Long Island. "Attendance was sub-par and it wasn't geared for parent talk."
Last week, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced the preliminary grant awards for round three of the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) Grant Program. Read more from our news release
The map below provides a visual representation of the locations of STLE grantees across the state.
The edTPA is our new teacher performance assessment for candidates pursuing certification in New York State. It was developed by Stanford University faculty and staff at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) with substantial advice from teachers and teacher educators. Teacher candidate portfolios are scored by K-12 teachers, administrators, National Board-certified teachers, teacher education faculty, and clinical supervisors of student teachers. For more information about the edTPA or to apply to be considered as a possible scorer of teacher candidate portfolios, see the edTPA flyer.