Current Educational Reform

Current Educational Reform

 

 

Date

 

 

Source

 

 

Required by NYSED to test ELA and math at 4th, 8th

 

 

1999

 

 

NYSED

 

 

NCLB required that every state test 3-8 in ELA and math.

 

 

2001

 

 

Federal legislation

 

 

Reauthorization of ESEA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

 

 

(1) Improving teacher and principal effectiveness;

 

 

(2) Providing information to families to help them evaluate and improve their children's schools;

 

 

(3) Implementing college- and career-ready standards; and

 

 

 (4) Improving student learning and achievement in America's lowest-performing schools by providing intensive support and effective interventions

 

 

2009

 

 

Federal legislation

 

 

Race To The Top Federal Legislation passed and then on

 

 

August 24, 2010, New York is announced by Arne Duncan as a 2nd round winner of Race To The Top with a $700,000,000 award.

 

 

2009

 

 

Federal legislation

 

 

NY joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as a Governing State

 

 

Spring of 2010

 

 

NYSED

 

 

The Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics

 

 

July 2010

 

 

NYSED

 

 

The U.S. Department of Education has invited each State Educational Agency (SEA) to request flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

 

 

2011

 

 

Federal legislation

 

 

NYS 4-8 ELA & Mathematics teachers were evaluated using multiple measures

 

 

SY 2011- 2012

 

 

NYSED

 

 

NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

 

 

Implementation of the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards began in all schools.

 

 

The reporting of state assessment results for 2011-12 included performance mapped to both the existing NYS standards and the new NYS standards (inclusive of the Common Core).

 

 

SY 2011-2012

 

 

NYSED

 

 

Teachers and principals assigned growth scores in 4-8 ELA and Math for APPR purposes

 

 

SY 2011-2012

 

 

NYSED

 

 

The Board of Regents incorporated New York-specific additions within the CCSS, creating the New York State Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).  The New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy, the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the Prekindergarten Learning Standards were adopted by the Board of Regents.

 

 

January 2011

 

 

NYBOR

 

 

NYS Senate and the Assembly passed legislation (S. 6732/ A.9554) amending Education Law §3012-c to provide rigorous and clear standards and guidance to school districts and BOCES for implementation of the new teacher and principal evaluation system.

 

 

 

March 2012

 

 

State Legislation

 

 

Governor Cuomo placed 3012c into his budget.  Districts who did not submit APPR plan were threatened to have their aid withheld.

 

 

2012

 

 

State Legislation

 

 

Classroom instruction expected to be fully aligned to the new standards. Assessments tested achievement of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics. The P-12 ELA & Literacy and Mathematics curriculum models will begin to be created and published

 

 

SY 2012-2013

 

 

NYSED

 

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State Education Commissioner John King, and New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi announced an agreement on a new statewide evaluation system

 

 

http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/02162012teacherevaluations

 

 

 

February 16, 2012

 

 

Governor Cuomo,

 

 

NYSED, NYSUT,

 

 

All NYS teachers evaluated using multiple measures including student achievement on state and local assessments

 

 

SY 12-13

 

 

NYSED

 

 

The NYS BOR decided not to use PARCC in SY 14-15

 

 

October 2013

 

 

NYBOR

 

 

First time NYSTP for 3-8 ELA & Mathematics Assessments measure the CCLS

 

 

SY 2012-2013

 

 

NYSED

 

 

First NYS Algebra and English Regents reflect CCSS (via a phase-in method)

 

 

June

 

 

2014

 

 

NYSED

 

 

Additional Information:

       All required State tests are Federally mandated except: 

Regents Exam in US History & Government
Regents Exam in Global History & Geography

 

October 2013 Assessment Update contains timelines, myths, components, SLO information, APPR information, and changes being considered.

October 2013 PARCC Update contains timelines, information about testing times, field tests, and costs.

 

 

 

This information was gathered with the assistance of Laurie Hedges is the Assistant Superintendent of the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES.