The SED document ( may be of help.  See excerpt below. 

(1)  Although a sequenced curriculum is to be available, it is unknown if districts will be required to use it.  My guess is we will, since the state testing during the year will be aligned to the sequence.

(2)  In 2011-2012, we will still be tested on the 2005 standard.  After the NYS assessment, we should begin the new CCSS. We will be first tested on the CCSS during the 2012-2013 school year.

Barb Amedro

Oswego County BOCES

In July, 2010, the Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics, with the understanding that New York State may make some additions. To support the implementation of these new standards, New York will develop sequenced, spiraled, content-rich PreK-12 statewide curriculum models with grade-by-grade performance expectations designed to promote college and career readiness beginning with ELA and Math. Based on priorities stated in New York State’s Race to the Top application, these curriculum models are expected to include:

In a message dated 01/13/11 9:31:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:
I hope someone can answer two questions for me.

1. Is there going to be a required sequence of topics with a timeline for each grade?

2. In school year 2011-2012 the achievement expectations are unchanged but the new curriculum will be taught?
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