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Assessments and NYS Standards


2022-23 NYS ELA and Math Assessment dates:

ELA Grades 3-8
Wednesday 4/19/2023 & Thursday 4/20/2023

Math Grades 3-8
Wednesday 5/3/2023 & Thursday 5/4/2023

Please visit the NYS Education Department website for additional assessment information.

NYS Standards

The New York State Board of Regents has adopted learning standards for all content areas. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has a series of core curricula which provide an additional level of specificity to these learning standards. The core curricula are particularly important to local curriculum developers/educators since they contain the State’s expectations of what students must know and be able to do in relation to the content areas. For each learning standard, the core curricula present key ideas (broad, unifying, general statements of what students need to know) and performance indicators (statements of what students should do to provide evidence that they understand the key idea). These core curricula are the foundation upon which State assessments are aligned and developed.

New York State core curricula are not designed as local school/district curricula. Rather, these core curricula provide assistance to local schools/districts who maintain responsibility to design a curriculum that meets the needs of their students. The core curricula respect the tradition of local choice in New York State that empowers educators to select texts, identify products, and use a rich array of instructional strategies and activities to meet student needs.

Please visit the NYS Education Department website for additional information on standards and instruction.  

Standards for Curriculum