The Board of Regents (BOR) adopted the Common Core State Standards in July 2010 and in January 2011, the Board adopted the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), which include the Common Core State Standards and a small number of additional standards uniquely added by New York State. The CCLS for Mathematics make up a broad set of mathematics understandings for students, defined through the integration of the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Any student who in the 2013-14 school year or thereafter, regardless of grade of enrollment, begins his or her first commencement-level math course culminating in a Regents Exam in June 2014 or later must take the New York State CCLS Regents Exam in mathematics that corresponds to that course, as available, and be provided with Common Core instruction. In June 2016, the Regents Examination in Algebra II (Common Core) measuring the CCLS will be administered for the first time.
The Educator Guide to the Regents Examination in Algebra II (Common Core) has been designed to support educators by providing an overview of the new test design. Information about how the assessment shifts has informed test development and how the CCLS will be measured on the new Regents Exam is specified. This test guide supplements the other Common Core Regents Exam implementation resources found on EngageNY.