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September 26, 2019

P-12 NY State Science Learning Standards

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services
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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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