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The purpose of the New York State Education Department's Virtual Learning System is to
encourage the use of the Internet as a tool for teaching and learning and to assist classroom
teachers in locating Internet resources for instruction. VLS offers the full text of New York State's
learning standards with their key ideas and performance indicators, as well as alternate
performance indicators for students with severe disabilities. It provides resources that
classroom teachers can use to support preK-12 standards-based instruction,
such as sample tasks, learning experiences and lesson plans.