New science standards approved for Common Core

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - More changes are coming to the Common Core testing system in New York State.

They include new science standards which were just approved by the Board of Regents.

The new science standards will be utilized along with the current English Language Arts and math standards which have been in place for the past five years.

There have also been some concerns over potential changes in the education system with the incoming presidential administration.

A local expert we spoke with says he doesn't believe there will be a significant impact.

“The important thing for us is that the federal law that was passed last year puts a lot of the power back in the states and gives the states a lot of flexibility,” said Steve Sigmund, executive director of High Achievement New York. “That’s what we want to see happen for New York State, to drive its own education agenda, and we don't really think that changes under whatever administration would come in."

The new science standards we mentioned are set to be put in place next year.


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