Curriculum and Instruction

Call for Public Feedback has closed. Thank you for your input.

The Board of Regents would like your feedback on recommended student expectations to add to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that were adopted in July 2010. Directions for completing the survey, the related materials, and a link to the survey are all available on this page.

Note: No new standards were recommended as additions to the grade levels (2-12).

On July 19th, 2010, New York State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics. To support the state’s adoption plan, from July 20th-23rd, 2010, a group of P-12 and higher education Mathematics practitioners met in Albany to analyze the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics to determine if there are necessary additions for New York State (up to 15% of the whole, as necessary). During the meeting, the P-4 group added Prekindergarten standards to provide foundational support for kindergarten standards and beyond and two grade level standards, one at the Kindergarten level and one at the first grade level.

Please note that the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have already been adopted by the Board of Regents; therefore, the text of the Common Core cannot be amended or changed. All recommendations you will make will be in regards to suggested additions to the Common Core, which if approved, will be combined with the Common Core to create a new Prekindergarten-grade 12 set of NY State Mathematics Standards in early 2011.

The following documents are available for your review:

  • The Mathematics Workgroup’s Executive Summary, which includes an overview of their recommendations PDF (pdf document 80.31 KB)
  • The draft Prekindergarten Mathematics recommended additions PDF (pdf document 59.43 KB)
  • The draft K-12 standards and grade-level expectations recommended by the Mathematics Workgroup (included within the Common Core Mathematics document) PDF (pdf document 523.21 KB)

The eight survey questions include a combination of multiple choice and open-ended comment boxes. After we receive field input, the Department will summarize the responses and share it with the Board of Regents for their review prior to acting on a new set of P-12 Mathematics Standards in January 2011.

Thank you for your time and expertise. If you are not able to complete an electronic response, you may send a typed response to
Att: John Svendsen, Mathematics Associate
Office of Curriculum and Instruction
89 Washington Avenue
Room EB 320
Albany, New York 12234

Last Updated: September 1, 2011