Common Core 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Tests

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 2014 ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core tests are available below. Materials related to the 2015 tests will be posted as they become available.

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Grades 3-8 Instructional Reports Now Available to Schools - 7/1/15

Letter from Former Commissioner King Regarding the Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests - 8/6/14

Frequently Asked Questions: 3-8 Testing Program

Fact Sheet – Common Core and Assessments

Annotated 2013 and 2014 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

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

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