February 28, 2020
I know we're all looking forward to spring for warmer weather and more daylight. And as you know, spring is also the time when schools across the state administer the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests. Updated parent resources about the 2020 tests are now available on our assessment website. The resources have important information about what parents need to know about the 2020 assessments and answer many frequently asked questions about the tests. You can also find these parent resources linked below.
As I mentioned in previous updates, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) are holding regional information meetings across the state as part of our review of New York State graduation measures. The meetings offer opportunities for parents, educators, stakeholders, and members of the public to share input on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State.
As parents, your feedback, opinions, and input on possible changes to New York State's diploma requirements are extremely valuable to us. I hope you will consider attending a
regional meeting in your area
. If you cannot attend a meeting but would like to provide feedback, there is an online survey of our five guiding questions on our Graduation Measures website.
The schedule of regional meetings is available on our dedicated
Graduation Measures website
. Please check back regularly for the latest information.
I appreciate your continued support, and I hope you encourage other parents to subscribe to our
parent email list
to receive my biweekly letter.