New York: College and Career Policies

The Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP). These examinations are administered to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 enrolled in public, nonpublic, and charter schools throughout the State.

Required by legislature. Proposed by Chancellor and Union. Approved by Commissioner. Monitored by Department. Advance was formally established on June 1, 2013 in alignment with the New York State Education Department's education law 3012-c on teacher and school leader performance reviews, its design was informed by three years of pilot work in New York City’s schools. Advance uses multiple measures – including observations of classroom practice, review of teachers’ artifacts, student outcome data, and student feedback – to provide teachers, school leaders, and families with a more accurate understanding of teacher effectiveness than ever before.

The Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP). These examinations are administered to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 enrolled in public, nonpublic, and charter schools throughout the State.

New York updated the English language arts standards in 2010. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Educators with a professional certification must complete 175 hours of professional development every five years to keep the certificate valid.

New York updated the math standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Advance, New York City’s new system of teacher evaluation and development, was designed to provide the City’s teachers with accurate feedback on their performance and the support necessary to improve their practice, with the goal of improved student outcomes to ensure all students graduate college and career ready. Though Advance was formally established on June 1, 2013 in alignment with the New York State Education Department's education law 3012-c on teacher and school leader performance reviews, its design was informed by three years of pilot work in New York City’s schools.

The science home page of the Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology Team has been developed as a resource to inform users about New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) with a focus on science.

The New York State Board of Regents has full authority to adopt standards.

New York adopted a new Social Studies framework in 2014.

New York requires 4 units of English credit to graduate.

New York has standards in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

The New York State Board of Regents have final approval authority of certification regulations.

The Board of Education and Commissioner share authority over the adoption of assessments.

In order to become a certified teacher in New York, an applicant must be at least 18 years old and be a citizen of the United States. More specific details are listed at the site attached below.

New York requires 8 credits of "other" courses for graduation.

New York requires 3 credits of math to graduate.

New York requires 3 credits of science courses to graduate.

New York requires 4 credits of social studies to graduate.

Educators with a professional certification must complete 175 hours of professional development every five years to keep the certificate valid.

General requirements, admission requirements, introductory components, and the in-service component requirements are outlined in the policy and must be followed in order to be approved.

The Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP). These examinations are administered to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 enrolled in public, nonpublic, and charter schools throughout the State.

New York has adopted 10 standards for professional development: designing professional development, content knowledge and quality teaching, research-based professional learning, collaboration, diverse learning, student learning environments, parent, family and community engagement, data-driven professional practice, technology, and evaluation.

The Office of State Assessment (OSA) is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP). These examinations are administered to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 enrolled in public, nonpublic, and charter schools throughout the State.

The New York Commissioner of Education oversees teacher preparation programs in the state.