A memo that was released on January 27, 2014 providing an updated schedule for the June 2014 Regents.

Concerns had been voiced about having enough graphing calculators

for all students taking mathematics Regents on Friday, June 20, 2014. The

Regents Examination in Algebra 2/Trigonometry will now be administered on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. and the Regents Examination in Physical Setting/Physics will now be administered on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.

Colleagues,

The Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Test Guides were posted at

The Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics will address the following topics for each grade:

+ the instructional shifts demanded by ELA and Mathematics CCLS;

+ how ELA and Mathematics are conceptualized in the CCLS;

+ the 2014 Common Core ELA and Mathematics Tests content and design; and

+ the CCLS rubrics for short and extended constructed response questions.

The Grade 38 Common Core English Language Arts Test Guides will introduce several changes that differentiate the 2014 CCLS English Language Arts Tests from past New York State tests. Some of the important changes discussed in the 2014 English Language Arts Test Guides include:

+ additional information about authentic passages

+ the 2014 ELA tests will be split into 3 books administered across 3 days

+ Day 2 will consist of one book with both multiple-choice and constructed response questions

+ in Grades 5-8, Day 2 will have fewer passages and questions than Day 2 of the 2013 tests

Similarly, the Grade 3-8 Common Core Mathematics Guides will highlight many ways that the 2014 CCLS Mathematics Tests will be different from past New York State tests. Some of the important changes discussed in the 2014 CCLS Mathematics Test Guides include:

+ fewer questions on the 2014 Grades 3-8 Mathematics Tests than the 2013 tests;

+ shorter administration times for the 2014 Grade 3-8 Mathematics Tests than in 2013;

+ clarifications to the Mathematics rubrics and scoring policies; and

+ a change in content emphasis in Grade 8

We hope the Test Guides will assist educators in their efforts to provide high quality instruction of these rigorous learning objectives.

Thank you,

Ken Wagner

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Here a few thoughts that might help you as you work to support the parents in your district.

2) Give parents a sample.

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This picture shows the targeted release dates for the math modules. Module 1 for Grades K-5 has been posted on Engageny. Many of you have asked when we can expect revisions to be made to the posted modules. We have heard that corrections to typos will be posted in July. We have also heard that they will provide information as to what changes were made so that you don't have to reprint the entire document.

The slide above comes from the Day Three presentation posted on this page of Engageny.

http://www.engageny.org/resource/network-team-institute-materials-may-13-16-2013-general-session-materials#

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http://www.engageny.org/resource/network-team-institute-materials-may-13-16-2013-general-session-materials#

How do we escape the whirlwind of the day to day to get the support and the information that we desperately need?

What would it look like to have professional engagement in social media that's valuable and provides a good return for your investment of time?

Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

Twitter and Pinterest are also great resources for teachers. I must confess that I've only dabbled in them. Sooooo here's the challenge. If you have suggestions for using Twitter or Pinterest, please share your tips by commenting to this post.

Based a presentation by Ashli Black at

IM&E Conference in Syracuse, NY 3.3.2013

Last year we put a link to the resources on learnzillions on our Useful Links page. At that time it was a nice resource with little video clips that explained the mathematics in the common core standards. This Fall this resource became a lot more valuable. The clips are arranged into a lesson sequence folders. The lessons were created by teachers who applied to be part of the process. Their work was vetted by mathmatics coaches before the videos were recorded. The original vision was to create a site to capture the ways that effective teachers explain the content. We can always make a lesson better, but that job is a lot easier if you have something to start with. This allows you to "polish the stone" without having to reinvent the wheel. That's the goal of this site. Currently there are not lessons for K-2, but they are working on getting those sets of lessons up there. Check it out. http://learnzillion.com/

Use the comment tool for this post to share your ideas of how you have used this resource.

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Explore and analyze the focus of Grade K—Module 5 and Grade 3—Module 5.

Examine the K–5 progressions documents with particular emphasis on Number and Operations—Fractions.

Explore how content knowledge directed by the progressions documents supports the implementation of coherence in the classroom.

Deepen the study of rigor by examining its relationship to coherence using examples from Grade K—Module 5 and Grade 3—Module 5.

If you hover over the Math Resources tab on the left you will see the CCLS documents, a page for elementary, middle and high school. If you click on one of those it takes you to the landing page for the grade range. As we have been working with module 3 for grades 2 and 5, we have noticed that there are some resources that are referenced and not included. We will begin posting those on the grade level pages. Right now, the pages have been created for module 3 for grade 2 and 5.

The sprint table of contents are under fluency.

The Illustrative Mathematics page and the Models to Support Thinking pages are under deep understanding]]>