senate Bill S6564A

Delays the implementation of regents examinations based on the common core state standards until the 2021-2022 school year

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  • 06 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 12 / Feb / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 12 / Feb / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6564A

Summary

Delays the implementation of regents examinations based on the common core state standards until the 2021-2022 school year.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6564
S6564A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง208-b, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6564A

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.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6564--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            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

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