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Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
September 26, 2019

P-12 NY State Science Learning Standards

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

In January 2015, the Board of Regents approved the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science and directed the Education Department to develop new draft New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). There are six components to the strategic plan: Standards; Curriculum; Professional Development to Enhance Instruction; Materials & Resource Support; Administrative and Community Support.

The Board of Regents approved new Pre K-12 Science Learning Standards in December 2016, which call for more hands-on learning. Instruction aligned to the P-12 NY State Science Standards begins in the 2019-2029 school year.

New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards, adopted 2016 and Strategic Plan

Implementation and Timeline

High School Course Maps

New York State Science Assessments

Additional Resources

Engineering-related Resources

NGSS-related Resources (Note that these resources may not be directly applicable to NYS-SLS)

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