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Additional Background on the Development of the Draft Teaching Standards

In May, at the direction of the Board of Regents, the State Education Department formed a Teaching Standards Workgroup whose charge was to develop a preliminary draft of Teaching Standards for New York State.  The Work Group consists of 23 participants outside the Department representing 22 stakeholder groups, each bringing a unique personal perspective, an understanding of research foundations that impact teaching and learning, and a stakeholder voice.  Ten members from school districts selected to be pilots for the New York State United Teachers Innovation Fund project have been actively involved in the Work Group since its formation in April 2010

The New York State Teaching Standards Work Group met in May, June, and July 2010, to develop the preliminary draft of Teaching Standards and Elements. The first draft of the Work Group’s New York State Teaching Standards was released to the field for review and comment between July 21 and August 16, 2010 through an on-line survey process. 

In August 2010, the Work Group convened to review the survey comments and the revised Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) draft Standards.  Using the survey comments and InTASC draft Standards, the Work Group revised the Standards and Elements that had been issued for comment and began writing Performance Indicators for the Elements under the seven Standards.  In October the final draft of the New York State Teaching Standards, Elements and Performance Indicators was presented to the Board of Regents for their review. 

For more information on the development of these standards, elements and performance indicators you may review the October Board of Regents Higher Education Committee Item at the following website

Last Updated: November 22, 2010