What Are Academic Standards?

Number of Standards for Each
Each content area has a different number of

The New York State Learning Standards:

standards.

Health, physical Education

3 Standards

English language Arts

4 Standards

Mathematics, Science, and Technology

7 Standards

Languages Other Than English

Social Studies

2 Standards

5 Standards

Career Development and Operational Studies

3 Standards

4 Standards

The Arts

The New York State Learning Standards There are 3 levels.
    ELEMENTARY     INTERMEDIATE     COMMENCEME NT

ELEMENTARY

INTERMEDIATE

COMMENCEMENT

Primary School Middle School

High School

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

ESL Standards
• Goal 1: To use English to communicate in social settings. • Standard 1: Students will use English to participate in social interactions. • Standard 2: Students will interact in, through, and with spoken and written English for personal expression and enjoyment. • Standard 3: Students will use learning strategies to extend their communicative competence.

ESL Standards
• Goal 2: To use English to achieve academically in all content areas. • Standard 1: Students will use English to interact in the classroom. • Standard 2: Students will use English to obtain, process, construct, and provide subject matter information in spoken and written form. • Standard 3: Students will use appropriate learning strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge.

ESL Standards
• Goal 3: To use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways. • Standard 1: Students will use appropriate language variety, register, and genre according to audience, purpose, and setting. • Standard 2: Students will use nonverbal communication appropriate to audience, purpose, and setting. • Standard 3: Students will use appropriate learning strategies to extend their sociolinguistic and socio-cultural competence

Considerations for assigning students to levels using percentile scores on an English Language measure.
Placement decisions should consider student age, maturity, native language proficiency, and grade level. See: Snyder’s Placement Package.

Levels of Language Development

1% 13% 20% 30%
Beginning

Intermediate

16%

Advanced

23%

Transitional

33%

40%

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