The Board of Regents and State Education Department today announced the first regional information meetings being hosted across the state to gather feedback on what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. The meetings are an integral part of Phase I in the Board and Department's review of graduation measures and will offer opportunities for stakeholders and members of the public to share input. The draft Graduation Measures Review timeline has also been amended to allow more time for these meetings and to conduct the literature review.
At least one meeting will be held in each judicial district through April 2020. The meeting will be led by the local Board of Regents Member, the BOCES District Superintendent or Big Five district staff. The meetings will include the opportunity for attendees to break out into small groups to discuss and provide feedback on each of five guiding questions:
What do we want students to know and to be able to do before they graduate?How do we want students to demonstrate such knowledge and skills?How do you measure learning and achievement (as it pertains to the answers to #2 above) to ensure they are indicators of high school completion?How can measures of achievement accurately reflect the skills and knowledge of our special populations, such as students with disabilities and English language learners?What course requirements or examinations will ensure that students are prepared for college and careers or civic engagement?
For those who cannot attend a meeting, there is an online survey of the 5 guiding questions on our dedicated Graduation Measures website to provide feedback.
9th District: 1/29/20 (snow date: 2/5/20)
4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Orange-Ulster BOCES, Carl Onken Conference Center
53 Gibson Rd. Goshen, NY
9th District: 2/3/20 (snow date: 2/13/20)
5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Southern Westchester BOCES Adult & Community Services
450 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison, NY
9th District: 3/3/20 (snow date: 3/4/20)
6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High School Early College Studies
631 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers, NY