Administrator Reference Guide Revised New York State Learning Standards for World Languages

Brief Overview of the Revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages 

In 2021, the NYS Board of Regents adopted revised learning standards for Languages Other than English (LOTE) and subsequently approved a name change from LOTE to World Languages. The revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages consist of two anchor standards—Communication and Cultures—and five learning standards for each of two language groups: Modern Languages and Classical Languages. The revised standards, which are aligned to the national World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, reflect 21st Century priorities as they prepare students to engage in real-world communication while developing biliteracy and interculturality. In other words, the revised standards promote College, Career, Civic, and World Readiness.

Administrator Reference Guide – Parts 1 & 2 of 3

This is a three-part series of Administrator Reference Guides to the Revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages.  Parts 1 and 2 are now available in downloadable PDF format. Collectively, these one-page guides detail and illustrate key information about the revised world language learning standards and related concepts and offer administrators practical recommendations for supporting world language educators as they shift their instruction. The guides are sequenced to correspond with the phases of the standards implementation process. Part 1 of 3, “Planning for Implementation”, provides a brief overview of the standards, an implementation timeline, and recommendations for supporting professional learning and the standards implementation process. Part 2 of 3, “Standards in Action”, will further illustrate the standards and describe what language proficiency looks like at each of the three proficiency Checkpoints. This information will enhance administrators’ ability to understand what they are viewing when observing in a world language classroom or what world language educators are saying when they discuss their practice. The Part 2 documents are available for both Modern and Classical languages.  Part 3 of 3, yet to be named, will be a set of world language-specific observable criteria that can be used as a complement to locally-adopted teacher evaluation rubrics. To facilitate their use, each criterion will be cross-referenced to common APPR rubrics.

Administrator Guides are found at, the 6th blue bar

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