Common Core 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests

In Spring 2013, New York State administered the first ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core tests intended to provide students, families, educators, and the public better measures of student proficiency in the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers. In an effort to provide educators with as much support as possible regarding the tests, the New York State Education Department has prepared several collections of materials, including:

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Letter from Commissioner King Regarding Statewide Math and Reading Exams

Fact Sheet – Common Core and Assessments

Update on Common Core Learning Standards and Assessments

Resources for Interpreting 3-8 ELA & Mathematics Tests, Results, & Score Reports, including score report resources and annotated test questions

3-8 Test Guides for ELA and Math, which integrate important instructional and assessment information into a single document

Annotated 2013 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions, which have been annotated to display the kinds of thinking students are required to do in the new Common Core tests

Common Core Assessment Design Materials, which can be used by educators in the classroom to develop CCLS-aligned instruction

Changes to Common Core Assessments - includes overview of changes and information about PARCC assessments