Common Core in New York:
New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

The New York State Board of Regents formally adopted the Common Core for New York in January 2011, and has now prescribed some of the most detailed lesson plans of any state.


Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New York has designed “curriculum modules” (day-to-day lesson plans) for every grade in both ELA and mathematics. All of the modules will be available to teachers in March 2014.


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

New York’s Regents Examinations were aligned to the Common Core in 2012 and will continue to be used after PARCC assessments are implemented in 2015.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

New York school districts receiving Race to the Top funding are required to share educational resources and data. The New York Department of Education has previously used inBloom, a third-party vendor, to store large amounts of students’ personally identifiable information. Parents do have an opt-out option per recent legislation, but inBloom will be shutting down shortly due to privacy concerns. Data-storing alternatives have yet to be found.


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

New York requires homeschoolers to give notice to the state department of education of intent to homeschool. The department labels these entries as “Homeschool” in the database.



Common Core Legislation


A 7872—passed in 2013—provides parents with an option to opt out of the inBloom database by requesting that their children’s data is not shared with third parties. A 6059, also passed in 2013, is even stronger and requires that the New York Department of Education have written consent from parents before disclosing data to third parties.

Status
Passed

A 7554 and companion bill S 6267 would halt implementation of the Common Core and Race to the Top. S 5932 is the New York Senate version of A 6059. It would prohibit the release of students’ personally identifiable data unless parental consent is obtained. S 6604 would allow school districts to opt out of Common Core curriculum, and prohibit state tests from basing content on Common Core standards. A 8929 delays using assessment scores for teacher evaluations and passed the New York Assembly on a 117–10 vote.

Status
Pending


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in New York

Senator Robach
Opposes CC

Senator Carlucci
Opposes CC

Assemblyman Rosenthal
Opposes CC

Assemblyman Graf
Opposes CC

Education Commissioner King
Supports CC
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Updated: 5/26/2014