Welcome to the Curriculum & Instruction Department!
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction provides leadership and oversight for the development, support, and implementation of New York State Learning Standards for early education through secondary education. The Curriculum and Instruction department provides technical assistance and guidance on curriculum and instruction in career and technical education and all content areas for PreK-12, Special education, English Language Learners, and bilingual students. The Department also provides support for high quality professional development for teachers and administrators to ensure effective teaching and learning in New York State.
It is the New York State Education Department's responsibility to set student learning expectations (standards) for what all students should know and be able to do as a result of skilled instruction. It is the responsibility of the department of Curriculum and Instruction for the Roosevelt Union Free School District to develop curricula based on these NYS Learning Standards, select textbooks and instructional materials, develop pacing charts for learning (scope and sequence), and provide professional development for staff to ensure that all students have access to instruction leading to attainment of these learning standards.
The general education and diploma requirement regulations referred to as Part 100 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, require that every public school student in New York State be provided an opportunity to receive instruction in order to achieve the New York State Learning Standards. All students should receive an engaging and developmentally appropriate education. Schools and parents are encouraged to collaborate to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for work, higher education, and citizenship. In order to earn a high school diploma, a student must have a minimum of 22 specific high school credits and pass 5 identified Regents Examinations.