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From: grace wilkie <>
Date: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:17 PM
Subject: Math info from NYSED E Blast
To: Grace Wilkie <>

December 14, 2010

To all,

I have copied the areas that were math related ?Hope they are of interest.

As Always

Grace Wilkie

*December 13, 2010*: *NYSED C&I E-Blast*

NYSED C&I E-Blast is being distributed through our new automated system and
is now coming to you from This system allows us to
provide information and updates in a timelier manner and streamline the C&I
E-Blast subscription process. This VLSsystem mailbox is monitored, however,
if you wish to contact NYSED staff please visit<>

The registration process is automated. In addition, you may now personalize
your E-Blast news items to accommodate your needs and interest. This can be
done by visiting


*Regents Examination Dates for 2011-2012*

Provided here are the final dates for the January, June and August Regents
examination periods for 2011 and 2012 administrations, along with the
tentative dates for the 2013 administration. .(61.34
KB) Having this information now will enable schools to establish their
calendars and facilitate planning and arrangements for important events such
as staff development activities, class trips, and commencement exercises.

*NEW**! Scanning Regents Examination Answer Sheets: June 2011*

At their April 2010 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a two-step
implementation schedule for the statewide scanning of Regents Exam answer
sheets. For more information, please see the following memo from the Office
of State Assessment:

*NEW**! Guides to new 3-8 Testing Program now available *

The 2011 Guide to the Grades 3-8 Testing Program in English Language Arts
and Mathematics is now available at: A memo on the
new guide is also available on OSA's website at

*NEW**! Elementary- and Intermediate-Level Testing Schedule for 2010-11 *

Please see the following Office of State Assessment memo for changes in the
Elementary/Intermediate testing calendar for the 2010?11 school year:

*NEW**! NYSED's Call for Feedback on Draft PreK Learning Standards *

The Board of Regents would like your feedback on the final draft of the New
York State PreK Learning Standards, which will be presented for discussion
and adoption at their January 2011 meeting. As someone invested in the
education of young children, your professional opinion is important to the
finalization of this project. The New York State PreKindergarten Learning
Standards are arranged in five developmental domains: Approaches to
Learning; Physical Development and Health; Social and Emotional Development;
Communication, Language and Literacy; and Cognition and Knowledge of the
World. Each domain identifies clearly the benchmarks that children should
meet during their prekindergarten experience and performance indicators that
can be observed as children meet these benchmarks. A survey is posted on
the Universal PreK website, , for you to share
your comments and recommendations. Any questions about the survey may be
sent to ( ). *The deadline for your input is **December
22, 2010**. *Thank you in advance for your time and your continued support
of the young learners in New York State. Your input matters!


*NEW**! Director of Curriculum Services position *

The NY State Education Department is accepting applications for Director
of Curriculum Services. Under the general direction of the Senior Deputy
Commissioner for P-12 Education and the Associate Commissioner for
Curriculum, Instruction and Standards, the Director is responsible for
leading the formulation of policy related to curriculum and instruction for
the New York State Education System. The Curriculum Director is a key
decision maker, policy developer, and confidential advisor to the P-12
Education and NYSED leadership team. To learn more about this position,
please see

*NEW**! Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2011 *

Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge is an Internet-based, applied math contest
for high school juniors and seniors. Participating teams are required to
solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world
issue in 14 hours. Now in its sixth year, the competition is open to high
schools in 18 states along the East Coast. Winners receive scholarships
totaling $100,000 toward the pursuit of higher education. Registration and
participation are free. The goal of the Challenge is to introduce applied
mathematics to students as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and
exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an
increasingly technical society.
Registration is now open! Go to to

*Einstein Fellowship - Application is Now Open!*

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship
for K-12 science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) teachers. Einstein
Fellows spend a school year in Washington, DC serving in a federal agency or
on Capitol Hill. To be considered for an Einstein Fellowship for the
2011-2012 school year, apply online now, and submit your application and
three letters of recommendation no later than January 4, 2011. To learn more
about the program and apply, visit,

If you have questions about the program or application, contact Program
Manager Kathryn Culbertson at

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