The crosswalk documents are a reference tool for educators and parents to efficiently compare the changes between the 2011 New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and the 2017 Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. The crosswalks can assist educators in the preliminary work required in assessing the scope of the content changes and the impact those changes will have on student learning, locally devised curriculum, instruction and instructional resources. While the crosswalks are valuable as a reference, they do not substitute for a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. (NYSED 2017
In 2015, New York State (NYS) began a process of review and revision of its current English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Standards adopted in January 2011. The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (Revised 2017) were developed through numerous phases of public comment as well as virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of NYS educators, teachers of English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners and Students with Disabilities, parents, curriculum specialists, school administrators, college professors, and experts in cognitive research. These revised standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise among all constituents involved.
The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (Revised 2017) consist of revisions, additions, deletions, vertical movement, and clarifications of the current English Language Arts Standards. They are defined as the knowledge, skills, and understanding that individuals can and do habitually demonstrate over time when exposed to high-quality instructional environments and learning experiences (NYSED 2017)