Common Core 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests

New York State administers 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.

Materials related to the ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core tests are available below.

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2016 Resources

Released 2016 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions

Educator Guides to the 2016 Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests
 

2015 Resources

Understanding the 2015 Grades 3–8 Common Core English Language Arts Score Reports

Understanding the 2015 Grades 3–8 Common Core Mathematics Score Reports

Released 2015 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions
 

General Resources

Interpreting 3-8 ELA & Mathematics Tests, Results, & Score Reports

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions: 3-8 Testing Program

Fact Sheet – Common Core and Assessments
 

Archived Resources

Annotated 2013 and 2014 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions