Delays the implementation of regents examinations based on the common core state standards until the 2021-2022 school year.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to delaying the implementation of regents examinations based on the common core state standards until the 2021-2022 school year
PURPOSE: This legislation would delay the implementation of the regents examinations based on the common core standards until the 2021-22 school year.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended by adding a new section 208-b to delay the implementation of the regents examinations based on the common core standards until the 2021-22 school year.
JUSTIFICATION: Altering the current Regent Exams to match Common Core standards and testing principles for current students could have a serious impact on student's futures. It is unfair to ask teachers to administer and students to take a test on curriculum they have not been given the opportunity to master.
If a change to the Regents Exams is necessary, it should be done no sooner than the 2021-22 school year.
It is unthinkable to experiment with the future of students who are preparing for the next step in their education journey. To place them at a competitive disadvantage and force them to take a test that they are ill prepared to pass is contrary to the educational mission of New York State.
This legislation will allow both students and teachers the proper time to master the skills necessary for success.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6564--A IN SENATE February 6, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to delaying the implemen- tation of regents examinations based on the common core state stand- ards until the 2021-2022 school year THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 208-b to read as follows: S 208-B. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT IMPLEMENT REGENTS EXAMINATIONS BASED ON THE NEW YORK STATE P-12 COMMON CORE LEARN- ING STANDARDS (CCLS) DEVELOPED BY THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITI- ATIVE UNTIL THE TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO SCHOOL YEAR. ANY ACTION TAKEN TO ADOPT OR IMPLEMENT REGENTS EXAMINATIONS BASED ON THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS PRIOR TO THAT SCHOOL YEAR ARE VOID. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13844-03-4