Common Core Curriculum & Assessments
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is engaging teachers, administrators, and education experts across the State and nation in the creation of curriculum resources, instructional materials, professional development materials, samples of test questions, test specifications, and other test-related materials that will help with the transition to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).
United States Map Showing States that Adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
(New York State Adopted the CCSS on July 19, 2010)
CCLS, both PreK-8 instruction and assessments will change. In academic year 2012-13, all ELA and mathematics instruction must be aligned to the Common Core, except for grades 9-12 instruction, which will phase in according to the Common Core implementation timeline. The grades 3-8 tests will be aligned to the CCLS starting in spring 2013.
In order to assist schools and districts with the implementation of the Common Core, NYSED has provided curriculum modules and units in P-12 ELA and math that can be adopted or adapted for local purposes. All remaining modules and units necessary for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year will be posted by the summer. Modules and units necessary for the second semester will be posted by early winter.