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Commissioner Elia News and Notes 2017-2018
 
 
Commissioner Elia News and Notes From 2017-2017

October 2016

Draft NYS English and Mathematics Learning Standards for Public Comment (Memo and Video from September 21, 2016)
May 2016 (Special Education)
April 2016 (Special Education)
 
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Board of Regents Updates

FIELD ADVISORY ON NEW SUPERINTENDENT DETERMINATION OF GRADUATION WITH A LOCAL DIPLOMA POLICY

At the June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved through emergency action an amendment tosection 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to require superintendents to make a local determination as to the academic proficiency for eligible students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma.  For more information see:   http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/superintendent-determination-of-graduation-with-a-local-diploma.htm

FIELD ADVISORY ON NEW CDOS GRADUATION PATHWAY OPTION

At their March 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved through emergency action an amendment to sections 100.5 and 100.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to establish a new Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) graduation pathway for all students.  The regulations were approved as a permanent rule at the June Regents meeting are applicable to all students who are otherwise eligible to graduate in June 2016 and thereafter.  For more information see:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/2016-memos/cdos-graduation-pathway-option.html

MEMO ON NEW SCALE MAINTENANCE BEGINNING WITH JUNE ALGEBRA 1 COMMON CORE REGENTS EXAM

After reviewing relevant data from the Regents Examination in Algebra I (Common Core), the educators on the New York State Regents Exam Workgroup recommended that scale maintenance be performed such that the passing standard for the new Algebra 1 Common Core Regents Exam is realigned with the recommendations of the educator panel that convened in June 2014, when the exam was first administered.  This recommendation was accepted by the Commissioner and will begin with the June 2016 administration of the exam.  For more information see: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/2016/june16algonemaintenance.pdf