Recently, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released a letter regarding the launch of an online Common Core survey. The survey, which is open to the public, allows respondents to review and comment on any English language arts and math standards for any grade level. It was launched on Oct. 21 and will remain available until Nov. 30, 2015.
“The implementation of the Common Core Standards has been a challenging transition,” said Elia in the letter. “I know changes need to be made, and I thank you for your patience. Any time you endeavor the size of the reforms we're making in New York State, you must make adjustments large and small along the way in order to move forward.” It is strongly encouraged that any New Yorker with an interest in the future of our schools, including all Lindenhurst community members, teachers, administrators, school board members, parents and members of the business community, participate in the review.
According to the commissioner’s message, “The results will help inform changes made to the standards. An advisory group — made up of stakeholders, particularly teachers, school administrators, and parents — will review the survey results and recommendations and present suggested changes to the standards.”
This is an opportunity to make your voice heard. To access the survey, visit the following website: http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny.