Deadline nears for participating in Common Core survey

Nov 29, 2015

Time is running out for the public to take part in an opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes Monday. 

The state Education Department launched the AIMHighNY survey in search of detailed feedback on the state's English and math learning standards. Respondents can review and comment on specific standards for any grade level.  

New York and most other states adopted the Common Core to improve college- and career-readiness, but the standards have been criticized as too difficult and not always age-appropriate.  

Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says the online survey will help inform changes.  

A task force appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo also has been collecting feedback on the state's implementation of the standards through a series of public sessions.