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NYS p-12 Science Learning Standards Resources

Latest Update From NYS SED Science Education (January 2019)

Science Timeline for Development, Adoption, and Implementation

Released: “Science Timeline for Development, Adoption, and Implementation” (pdf) which includes first administration of assessments based on the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards.
In this document you will find dates for the first administration of assessments (P-12) as well as a suggested timeline for phasing in implementation. Please note: New exam administration is expected to begin in 2022.  

June 2020: Last Administration of grade 4 science test aligned to the 1996 Science Standards.  June 2021 will be a testing transition year for students in the grade 4 cohort; there will be no grade 4 science test. Students in this cohort will take the new science test in grade 5 in 2022.

The link to this current timeline for NYSSLS development, adoption, and implementation:

Course Maps for new Regents Examinations in Science

Released: The course maps identify which Performance Expectations will be assessed in each of the four Regents courses. NYSED links to the course maps* can be found at the bottom of the "Science Standards Implementation Resources" web page. 
(*see direct links to NYSED PDF files below)

Direct Links

Earth and Space Science:

Life Science Biology:

Physical Science: Chemistry:

Physical Sciences: Physics:

New York State Science Learning Standards Resources (NYS SLS)

Nationally Focused Science Learning
Standards Resources

NYSSLS Resources 
(other than NYS SED)

Contact Information:
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Liverpool, NY 13089-2121


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