Board of Education
Gail N. Chapman Elementary School
On July 19th, 2010, the New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and CCSS for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, with the understanding that New York State could add additional expectations to the Common Core. To support the state’s adoption plan, a work group of P-12 and higher education English Language Arts and Mathematics practitioners convened, made recommendations for additions and submitted them for public comment in the fall of 2010. In January, the Board of Regents approved these additions and approved and adopted the CCSS as New York State's new learning standards. Now known as the NYS P-12 Common Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics, these standards have been developed for all students, including English Language Learners and students with disabilities. These standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
In order to assist schools and districts with the implementation of the CCSS, NYSED has provided curriculum modules and units in P-12 ELA and math that can be adopted or adapted for local purposes. Randolph CSD has decided to adopt these modules to ensure that our students learn in accordance with the CCSS and leave our district ready for college and careers.
As you visit each of the links to the left of the screen, you will become aware of the many opportunities that are available for students at all grade levels. Parents are an important and valued component of our program as we rely on you as first teachers and as partners in the educational process.
Professional Development occurs in many modalities at Randolph CSD. Teachers at Randolph are given opportunities throughout the year to work individually or with their peers on data analysis, curriculum design and sharing strategies and tools that have helped them improve student achievement. We have also been very fortunate to have experiences with national presenters and walk away with best practices in education. Teachers have the opportunity to work in small groups or one-on-one with staff development specialists from Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES and Erie 1 BOCES; utilizing materials and resources to help them grow in the profession and allow for implementation into their classroom instruction.
To learn more about the framework for professional/staff development at the state and national level visit: