Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai

Mary Cahill, Director

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  The NYSED website provides links to each of the offices under its governance. Important news items from the University of the State of New York (USNY) are posted periodically. A Google™ search engine provides quick and easy access to important topics. 

Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Field Services (OCIFS)
OCIFS coordinates many of the services that the Department provides to our BOCES and districts as the Department transitions from a compliance agency to a service agency. OCIFS provides leadership and oversight for the development, support and implementation of New York State Learning Standards and to ensure effective teaching and learning for early education through secondary education in New York State. The program offices within OCIFS are here to help as we seek to increase the Department’s partnership with the field of educators in NYS in providing solid learning opportunities for our children through implementation of the Regents Reform agenda.

Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)
www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai  The C&I website provides quick access to each of New York State’s seven learning standard areas (including the NYS P-12 Common Cor Learning Standards), core curricula, resource guides, publications, and links to related resources.

Part 100 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/ The Part 100 website provides current information about general education and diploma requirements for elementary, middle, and secondary education. Links to regulatory language, Q&A regarding policy, program offices and contacts, resource materials, and a “hot topics” briefing are included.

NYSED Virtual Learning System (VLS) www.nysvls.org The NYSED VLS presents the definitive set of New York State's learning standards, including the full text of the 28 standards and their respective key ideas and performance indicators, as well as the alternate performance indicators for students with severe disabilities. VLS offers lesson plans and tasks to support PreK-12 standards-based instruction, such as sample tasks and learning experiences. Other teaching resources from the State Library, Public Broadcasting Services, Archives, and Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) are also available.

Office of Assessment Policy, Development and Administration (APDA) http://www.p12.nysed.gov/apda/
The APDA website includes links to specific content areas, schedules for upcoming State assessments, previously administered State tests, test samplers, and communications to the field regarding test administration.  

General Curriculum Questions:  emscurric@mail.nysed.gov
Graduation Requirement Questions:  emscgradreq@mail.nysed.gov

Mailing Address:

New York State Education Department
Office of Curriculum and Instruction
89 Washington Avenue, Rm. 318 EB
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: 518-474-5922, Fax: 518-473-4884

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Last Updated: October 11, 2013