Vote on new Common Core standards from Board of Regents

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Updated: 2/11 4:28 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. – The State Board of Regents voted Tuesday in favor of several measures adopted by two of its committees to adjust the implementation of the Common Core standards.

The board approved all of the reccomendations with the exception of the recommendation on teacher evaluations.

The measures were put forth Monday by two committees of the Board of Regents during a panel to re-evaluate the implementation of Common Core by New York State.

One of the measures that the Regents voted in favor of includes pushing back the requirements to pass Common Core-based Regents exams until 2022. The Class of 2022 will be the first group required to pass Common Core-aligned English and math exams at what are considered "college and career ready levels."

The work group said delaying the assessment tests will allow enough time for students to learn under the new learning standards and not be unfairly penalized.

The committees also recommended measures to ensure fairness for the educators so that teachers will be able to fight low evaluation scores if they feel their district did not properly implement the Common Core standards. That measure was not approved Tuesday, and the Regents agreed to readdress that reccomendation in April.

Governor Cuomo was critical of the measures. He said the recommendations were "simply too little, too late for our parents and students."

He also criticized the Board of Regents, saying this is too little too late for parents and students.

The measures were created after public forums were held across the state where parents and teachers were able to express their concerns and what they felt were flaws with the new Common Core
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